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What Happens If Chlamydia Is Left Untreated

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

... HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes)
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Protected Top/ Chlamydia/ HIV poz bottom

Hello Dr. I was recently dating a guy who turned out to be a maniac. the first two weeks we moved in together, I was diagnosed with chlamydia. I dont know how i got it I have always used condoms, and to my knowledge, I have never seen a condom...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Sorry to hear your ex turned out to be a dishonest whack-job! Regarding STDs, some, such as chlamydia, are quite easy to transmit and acquire, whereas others, such as HIV, are not. I'm pleased you have "always" used condoms! BRAVO. Read more »

Transmission of chlamydia and HIV

Hi Dr. Bob,I haven't been to The Body in awhile, but I have a couple of questions - and I would bet my grandmother there's nothing like this in the archives. I'll try to stick to the bare bones of the story.I'm a HIV+ gay man, who last year was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...crack habit and who abuses both you and a girlfriend and who also knocks the girlfriend up while giving her (and perhaps others) Chlamydia. OK, fine. Granny is safe for now but only because your violent bisexual Chlamydia-infected "Jake" is both... Read more »

What's Chlamydia?

Mr. Sowadsky:What's Chlamydia and how do you get it?, do you experience ARS? what test do you have to take to diagnose it? Any particular symptoms?THANKS!
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...a burning sensation when she pee's (urinates), an unusual vaginal discharge, an abnormally heavy period, or abdominal pain. Left untreated, in women, Chlamydia can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), a very serious complication. In both men... Read more »

aids and oral sex

i have recieved oral sex 5 times in the past 6 months without a condom i recently have been treated for ? chlamydia what is my risk for hiv have no real symptoms thanks mike
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...It is possible to have chlamydia and have no symptoms atall. It is very important that you get treated for chlamydia, since leftuntreated, chlamydia can cause serious complications in both men and women,including sterility. Also, left... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Chlamydia's Quick Cure

...transmitted disease chlamydia usually comes with no telltale symptoms, so most people don't even know when they are infected. But left untreated, the so-called "silent epidemic" of chlamydia threatens to cause reproductive damage and infertility... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Gonorrhea

...gonorrhea can cause epididymitis, a painful condition of the ducts attached to the testicles that may lead to infertility if left untreated. Gonorrhea can spread to the blood or joints. This condition can be life threatening. In addition, people... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like?

... To find out if you have syphilis, the doctor must do a blood test. Syphilis is easily treated with penicillin. However, left untreated, syphilis is a deadly disease, and can kill a person years after infection. The first sign of syphilis is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...there are no documented cases of transmission outside of a health-care setting. CDC has received inquiries about used needles left by HIV-infected injection drug users in coin return slots of pay phones, the underside of gas pump handles, and... Read more »
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Prolongued symptoms

Posted by Anonymous
...nd smoking.. it would seem to get better for 2-4 days and ten i would feel the ache again... I had a lumpy sensation on the left side of the groin (although i had a hernia op there 3 years ago) i have been feeling but no apparant lumps just the... Read more »

I fear the worst. Could this be ARS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...half. The last two nights I've had night sweats where my bed was positively drenched in sweat. I have aching muscles in my left pectoral right next to the swollen lymph node in my armpit. I have swollen lymph nodes in my groin and at my left... Read more »

Help - HIV/Chlamydia Risk

Posted by Sharpie_H, 1 Reply
...acid). I also asked him for STD testing. I got tested 32 days after the sex acts and tested negative for HIV, Syphillis and Chlamydia. A week later I tested for Hepatitis A-B-C (since I had liver enzyme levels very high, except bilirubin) and... Read more »

i am a prostitute.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
... I am a prostitute and don't know my status. In this country where i work, nobody has to check and us professionals are left alone if we mind our business. But reading so much about aids and stuff, i feel i should get tested.But then if i come... Read more »