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What Is The Definition Of Chlamydia

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Chlamydia and sex toys

Hello, I can't seem to find a definitive answer for this question and I'd like to put both mine and my friend's mind at rest. Can you catch chlamydia from a sex toy that has not been shared with anyone else but has not necessarily...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The good news is that chlamydia and other STIs do not spontaneously generate (that is they do not appear out of thin air). So, if you and your partner were not infected and were stranded on a deserted island where sex toys grow on trees, you would... Read more »

HIV & chlamydia

Can I have HIV & chlamyida at the same time? ... Read more »

CHLAMYDIA (question never asked/answered)

Are there any other ways the bacteria of Chlamydia can infect an uninfected female with an... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: High Arctic STD Rate Raises Fears of Greater HIV in the North

A recent study found higher rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia in the Arctic than in Southern Canada, which could leave the region open to HIV. "It's definitely been going up in the North, and it's rather alarming at how fast," said Dionne Gesink Law,... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Sexually Transmitted Diseases 101

Syphilis Chlamydia Cytomegalovirus Gonorrhea Hepatitis B Herpes (HSV) HPV Genital Warts Syphilis Syphilis is a highly treatable disease in which a single painless lesion (chancre) will develop over three to four weeks at the site of entry... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

England: Schools to Test for Sex Diseases: Pilot Scheme Follows Sharp Rise in Infection Rate

As part of a national effort to curb sharply rising chlamydia infection rates, secondary school students in York, England, will be tested for the STD. Testing of teenagers for chlamydia, an infection thought to occur in one in 10 sexually active... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: STIs on the Rise in Peel

Between 1990 and 2006, new chlamydia diagnoses increased by approximately 86 percent in the Peel Region, health officials said during a recent presentation to the Regional Council. The sexually transmitted infection is highest among female teens and... Read more »
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PCR "definitive?" HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After a "what was I thinking" unsafe encounter, I really stressed out. Sure enough, within three weeks, my groin nodes were inflamed. My doctor said, "No problem." Over the next two weeks, I began to get a discharge from my genitals, inflamed... Read more »

Help - HIV/Chlamydia Risk

Posted by Sharpie_H, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,

Last June 4, while traveling, I decided that I would try other sexual experiences (anal sex) and got into contact with a male prostitute. Long story short, there was some roleplay on his part, some very light biting (no blood... Read more »

Can you catch chlamydia orally by someone who has rectal chlamydia?

Posted by chrono5, 2 Replies
I've just been treated for rectal chlamydia, but I have a partner who we both have never had anal sex with, but he has given me oral sex. I haven't told him just yet because I found out today and I'm waiting until he is back, but I was wondering... Read more »

Definitive Signs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone tell me what are the DEFINITIVE signs that you are HIV infected? I don't mean full blown AIDS. Are there any early symptoms that will be synonymous with early HIV infection? Read more »