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Who Gets Chlamydia

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Getting the Message on Chlamydia

Australia's Illawarra Health officials are taking their message, "Be Smart, Be Tested," to the movie theater to target people at risk of contracting STDs. The campaign was launched Wednesday to combat the region's growing number of chlamydia cases... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Pointers on Chlamydia Prevention and Care for People With HIV

Chlamydia infection often has no physical signs or symptoms, so you may not know you're infected unless you get tested regularly. Sexually active men with HIV should be tested for chlamydia every 3 to 6 months, and sexually active women should be... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Quick Chlamydia Urine Test Accurate in Men

A chlamydia test for males using first-void urine has proven effective in a study, and the rapidity of its results could offer patients same-day treatment, say British researchers. Dr. Helen H. Lee of the University of Cambridge and colleagues... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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. Symptoms in men can include a burning sensation when he pees... Read more »

Chlamydia

I have seen numerous posts on the internet about the risk of getting chlamydia from oral sex as being low. But most times the oral sex being described is from the person recieving the oral sex and concerned with contracting chlamydia from the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Chlamydia infection in the throat appears to be rare. While sexually transmitted infections are more likely to be transmitted through genital-to-genital contact, any time your mouth comes into contact with a sexually transmitted infection (fluids or... Read more »

what caused my chlamydia?

Hello my wife and I seperated for a few weeks and while on the seperation she had vaganial sex with another man. She swears she her wore a condom but she still got chlamydia and being back together I have been infected as well. How is this possible...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereWhile I can't say for sure what happened between your wife and her other male partner, data shows that people get chlamydia by having sex with someone who has the infection. "Having sex" means anal, vaginal, or oral sex... Read more »

Oral chlamydia infection - risk of HIV

I was diagnosed with with urethritis caused by chlamydia from receiving oral sex - there is no doubt that this was the cause as I have had no other sex. Your posts say this is very unlikley but in my case happened for sure.The giver also had HIV - I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Probably not. The reason for the negligible risk associated to receiving oral sex is that there is little to no infectious HIV in the saliva of HIV infected people. See <a... Read more »
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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 »

LGV Chlamydia

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
I thought this news item in todays INQUIRER was of some interest to us gay men. Its about a "bad strain of chlamydia not usually seen in this country". It "appears to be spreading among gay and bisexual men possibly increasing their chances of... Read more »

HLTV testing, and others? -- Also Chlamydia/HIV?

Posted by SoStupid, 2 Replies
Hello again everyone. It's late and I'm once again speculating about all the horrible things that I could have.

My question is simple though -- does anyone know how to go about testing for HPV (gen. warts -- read that you can get tested for them),... Read more »

A few questions about chlamydia

Posted by Anonymous
I had a high risk situation when I had unprotected vaginal sex about 10 months ago. I ended up getting tested recently, but I realized that around a month after the situation, I took Zithromax, so even if I did have it, it would have been cured. ... Read more »