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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
...Hi. Thank you for your question. Chlamydia is a very common STD (much more common than HIV/AIDS). It is a bacterial infection that is primarily spread through vaginal intercourse. Read more »

Got Chlamydia, could I have gotten HIV too?

Dear Dr. Robert,I am a Greek 30 year old not-virgin-anymore, and I am scared. Two weeks ago I had... Read more »

Why won't my chlamydia go away?

Hello. I am 15 years old and I have recently went to the doctors and have found out that I have... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia

... What Is Chlamydia? How Common Is Chlamydia? How Do People Get Chlamydia? What Are the Symptoms of Chlamydia? What Complications Can Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia Common Among Young Women and Men

... A recent nationally representative survey of 6,632 people ages 14-39 found a significant number had chlamydia. Based on samples taken between 1999 and 2002, researchers estimated 2.2 percent of Americans within that age group had chlamydia Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chlamydia Infection May Boost Cervical Cancer Risk

...Women who become infected with chlamydia appear to be at an increased risk of developing cervical cancer, according to European researchers. Dr. Keng-Ling Wallin of Karolinska Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alaska: Bethel Organizes as the Rate of Chlamydia Infection Climbs

... For the last 10 years, Alaska has reported some of the highest numbers of chlamydia cases in the nation, and state health officials are organizing against its numerous causes. The greatest increase in cases occurred Read more »
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Chlamydia/HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...refused to give me PEP (it was unprotected vaginal). A culture was done to check for STDS (Urethral Swab) and it came back +ve for Chlamydia. I know I have to go through 3 months of hell waiting on HIV results but I'm confused about Chlamydia... Read more »

chlamydia

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...aware neither of us has had any other partner in that time. about 3 months ago he got tested and he showed up positive with chlamydia so a few weeks ago I went to the doc and got tested but I was clean and negative for chlamydia. The thing is... Read more »

Chlamydia question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I wanted to pose this question. I went to the doctors for a UTI. They said that was what it was but they screened for chlamydia anyways. I don't know much about it so I went online to research it. I definately get that it is an STD. What I don't... 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 »