Updates to CDC's STI Guidelines Relevant to Midlife Women Too Updates to CDC's STI Guidelines Relevant to Midlife Women Too
Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea among women older than 35 have steadily increased over the past decade, and syphilis rates have climbed steeply, data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Reiterates STI Screening Guidelines in Females USPSTF Reiterates STI Screening Guidelines in Females
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommended gonorrhea and chlamydia tests for many women but stayed mum on men who have sex with men despite gonorrhea surge.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New guidelines urge chlamydia, gonorrhea screening for women 24 and younger
All sexually active women and pregnant people age 24 and younger should be screened for chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new guidelines published Tuesday by JAMA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New STI Guidelines: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and PID New STI Guidelines: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and PID
Dr Neil Skolnik hits the highlights for treating common STIs in primary care.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Visby Medical(TM) Receives FDA Clearance and CLIA Waiver at the Point of Care for PCR Sexual Health Test
The Visby Medical Sexual Health Click Test is the first instrument-free PCR test for the detection of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomonas, with results available within 30 minutes, during the patient visit SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2021 -- (Healthcare... Diagnostics, FDA Visby Medical, sexually transmitted infection (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New hypothesis proposed for how chlamydia might increase cancer and ectopic pregnancy risk
A review of evidence by researchers at the University of Bristol and University of Edinburgh has suggested a possible new means by which chlamydia could lead to an increased risk of cancer and ectopic pregnancy. The hypothesis also provides a possible explanation for how pelvic inflammatory disease may be triggered in some women. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 16, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Health; Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Source Type: news

CDC Revamps STI Treatment Guidelines CDC Revamps STI Treatment Guidelines
The updates replace recommendations from 2015 and include treatment updates for gonorrhea and chlamydia and expanded syphilis screening for some pregnant women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doxycycline Trumps Azithromycin for Asymptomatic Rectal Chlamydia Doxycycline Trumps Azithromycin for Asymptomatic Rectal Chlamydia
A 1-week course of doxycycline proved to be better than single-dose azithromycin.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chlamydia screening to focus on reducing harm
The National Chlamydia Screening Programme is changing to put a greater emphasis on reducing the harm of untreated infections on young women ’s reproductive health. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

STI tests during early days of pandemic despite test positivity rates increasing
A new study from Penn State University found that a decrease in testing 27,659 missed cases of chlamydia and 5,577 missed cases of gonorrhea from March 2020 to June 2020. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Common are Co-infections with Trichomonas and Bacterial Vaginosis?
Discussion Vulvovaginitis is a common gynecological complaint for females of all ages. It is specifically the inflammation of the vulva and vagina but is used as a general term often to mean vulvar irritation, itching, and burning that can occur with or without vaginal discharge. In prepubertal females there is lack of estrogenization, and less lactobacillus species which creates a more neutral pH (normal vaginal pH is 20%. BV is caused by a change in the normal vaginal flora with a decrease in lactobacillus and an overgrowth of facultative anaerobic organisms. These organisms include Garnerella vaginalis, Atopobium vagina...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 24, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA Grants CLIA Waiver Allowing First Test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea to Be Performed at the Point of Care
Federal regulators continue to recognize value of clinical laboratory testing in near-patient settings To help in the diagnosis and management of two sexually-transmitted diseases, another point-of-care diagnostic test will soon be available for use in physician’s offices, urgent care clinics, and other healthcare settings. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it granted a […] The post FDA Grants CLIA Waiver Allowing First Test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea to Be Performed at the Point of Care appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 28, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Kristen Noonan Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing News From Dark Daily anatomic pathology Barbara Van Der Source Type: news

Under 30 and sexually active? It's a good idea to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Anyone sexually active under age 30 should be offered testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to a new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC: STI Rates Rise for Sixth Year in a Row CDC: STI Rates Rise for Sixth Year in a Row
CDC report highlights jumps in syphilis, including congenital syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

STDs reach all-time in US for sixth consecutive year
A new report from CDC found that in 2019, there were 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, marking the sixth consecutive year STDs have reached an all-time high in the U.S. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaginal Gel Shows Promise in Preventing Common STIs Vaginal Gel Shows Promise in Preventing Common STIs
Already approved as a contraceptive, this gel was tested for safety and effectiveness in preventing chlamydia and gonorrhea.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Reducing suspicion of sexual abuse in paediatric chlamydial conjunctivitis using ompA genotyping - Mitchell A, Patel M, Manning C, Abbott J.
Chlamydia trachomatis is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes urogenital tract infections, and ocular infections including trachoma, neonatal conjunctivitis and adult chlamydial inclusion conjunctivitis. A positive C. trachomatis diagnosis in children oft... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The Petri Dish: Flagship startup raises $126M, Binx gets FDA OK
The Termeer Foundation has hired its first-ever executive director, and a Boston company has received an FDA waiver allowing its chlamydia- and gonorrhea-testing platform to be used in point-of-care settings. Here's Petri Dish, a roundup of news that may get overlooked amid the influx of Greater Boston life sciences and health care happenings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

USPSTF Urges Screening Young Women for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea
WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea for all sexually active women aged 24 years and younger and for women older than 25 years at increased risk for infection.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Should screening for chlamydia trachomatis be performed on asymptomatic young adults as well as on the victims of sexual assault? - Yuguero O, Cabases A, Bertran S, Molins C, Paredes P, Ramirez M.
In recent years, chlamydia trachomatis (CT) screening has been discussed among different scientific boards. However, in Spain, chlamydia screening is offered to women who attend a hospital after sexual assault. We found that 5.1% of 59 cases attending our ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Julius Schachter, Renowned Chlamydia Researcher, Dies at 84
Starting in the late 1960s, the UCSF microbiologist pioneered investigations into the deadly disease that have led to the near eradication of trachoma, a chlamydia-related eye infection. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 12, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Promoting Optimal Sexual and Reproductive Health with Mobile Health Tools for Black Women: Combining Technology, Culture and Context
In the United States, Black women are disproportionately affected by adverse sexual and reproductive health outcomes compared with women of other races and ethnicities. They have elevated rates of STI acquisition, and they are five times as likely as White women to become infected with chlamydia and gonorrhea. Although HIV infection rates among U.S. women have decreased over the past decade, Black women continue to be disproportionately affected. They have the second ‐highest rate of new HIV infections after men who have sex with men, and are diagnosed at higher rates than are women of all other racial and ethnic backgro...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Julius Schachter, Leading Expert on Chlamydia, Dies at 84
He played a major role in combating trachoma, a chlamydia-related disease. He died of complications of Covid-19. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Hafner Tags: Schachter, Julius (1936-2020) Deaths (Obituaries) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Chlamydia Trachoma University of California, San Francisco Source Type: news

How Do You Get Chlamydia is chlamydia contagious
How Do You Get Chlamydia? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A new era is dawning in diagnosing sexually transmitted infections in men
(Estonian Research Council) Researchers and doctors from the University of Tartu and Tartu University Hospital evaluated the use of a novel revolutionary method, flow cytometry, for diagnosing urethritis in Estonian men. The study published in PLOS ONE confirmed the efficiency of the method and showed that most often urethritis was due to chlamydia. Gonorrhoea caused the strongest urethral inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

STI: Over-45s 'at greater risk' of sexually-transmitted infections - symptoms explained
STIs or sexually-transmitted infections are types of diseases that are passed between people after having unprotected sex. People over the age of 45 have a greater risk of catching an STI, scientists have revealed. These are the signs and symptoms of an STD you should know about, including for chlamydia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STI rates have fallen by more than 30% amid the coronavirus pandemic
The number of chlamydia diagnoses each week in the US was 53% lower through June of this year compared to last year, as syphilis and gonorrhea rates fell by 33%, according to CDC data. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Are Still Having Sex. So Why Are S.T.D. Rates Dropping?
Public health officials believe many cases are going undetected as clinics close during the pandemic and testing supplies are diverted to coronavirus screening. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: Tests (Medical) Disease Rates Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chlamydia Rationing and Allocation of Resources Gonorrhea Shutdowns (Institutional) Shortages Syphilis Medicine and Health Acquired Immune Deficiency Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Congenital Syphilis?
Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Serious Is Chlamydia
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sexually transmitted infections and screening for chlamydia in England, 2019, PHE
Report notes increase in diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (n=468,342, increase 5%), gonorrhoea (n=70,936; 26%), syphilis (n=7,982; 10%), and Mycoplasma genitalium (5,311; 196%) since 2018, but decreases in first episode genital warts in 15 to 17 year olds. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Rates Rising Among US Women Ages 25-30 Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Rates Rising Among US Women Ages 25-30
Rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea rose from 2010-2017 among women ages 25-30, a new study reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Rates Up Among Young Women in the U.S.
MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 -- There has been an age shift in positivity for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among women, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Harvey W. Kaufman,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Chlamydia Pneumoniae Be Cured
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Symptoms of Chlamydia in Men and Women
What Are Symptoms of Chlamydia in Men and Women? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chlamydia: Greedy for glutamine
(University of W ü rzburg) If chlamydiae want to multiply in a human cell, the first thing they need is a lot of glutamine. W ü rzburg researchers have clarified how the pathogenic bacteria obtain this substance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Koalas With an S.T.D. Could Help Humanity
When it comes to finding a vaccine for chlamydia, the world ’s most common sexually transmitted infection, koalas may prove a key ally. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel E. Gross Tags: Chlamydia Koalas Animals Sexually Transmitted Diseases Endangered and Extinct Species Antibiotics Vaccination and Immunization Bacteria Veterinary Medicine Queensland (Australia) your-feed-science Source Type: news

POC Test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea as Good as Lab-based Assays POC Test for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea as Good as Lab-based Assays
A new 30-minute point-of-care test using self-collected vaginal swabs works as well as lab-based molecular diagnostic tests for detecting chlamydia and gonorrhea, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

UNISON demands extra government funding to save universities from crisis
Higher education member Bill Acharjee (above) works at Solent University in Southampton as a research governance officer, with the task of ensuring that students and academics maintain ethical standards while they conduct their research projects. He’s thoughtful, conscientious. And while working from home during the COVID-19 crisis, he has a very sobering thought. “A world without universities would be tragic,” he says. “I just can’t comprehend it.” But there’s a very real danger some may struggle to survive, Mr Acharjee feels, if the government continues to refuse to come to the a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News coronavirus higher education Covid-19 Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA approval for cobas HPV test for use on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems to identify women at risk for cervical cancer
             Basel, 21 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX:RHHBY) today announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the cobas ® HPV test for use on the fully automated, high-throughput cobas® 6800/8800 Systems. The cobas® HPV test identifies women at risk for cervical cancer by detecting the presence of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in cervical samples. Persistent high-risk HPV infections can develop into pre cancerous lesions and, if left untreated, these lesions can progress to cervical cancer.“The approval ...
Source: Roche Media News - April 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reducing STI Cases: Young People Deserve Better Sexual Health Information and Services
HIGHLIGHTS Adolescents and young adults are particularly susceptible to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have been rapidly increasing among young people in recent years. Young people face multiple roadblocks to obtaining high-quality sexual health inform ation and STI care that can help them avoid STIs or mitigate the effects of an infection. Advocates and policymakers addressing STIs among young people should support the needs of those most vulnerable to STIs through high-quality sex education programs, access to clinical care, preventive technolo gies and vaccines,...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

New chlamydia species discovered deep under the Arctic Ocean
Researchers discovered the bacteria deep below the seafloor, in a place with no oxygen and without an apparent host organism. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia build their own entrance into human cells
(Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf) Chlamydia, a type of pathogenic bacteria, need to penetrate human cells in order to multiply. Researchers from Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf (HHU) have now identified the bacterial protein SemC, which is secreted into the cell and restructures the cell membrane at the entry site. SemC forces the cell's own protein SNX9 to assist it in this process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Evofem Biosciences Appoints Former FDA Division Director Lisa Rarick, M.D., to its Board of Directors
Distinguished Career at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in CDER and the Office of Women's Health; Significant Industry and Regulatory Expertise SAN DIEGO, Feb. 26, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Evofem Biosciences, Amphora, lactic acid, citric acid, Chlamydia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shale drilling activity linked to increased sexually transmitted infections in Texas, Yale study
(Yale School of Public Health) Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that rates of two sexually transmitted infections (STIs), gonorrhea and chlamydia, are 15% and 10% higher, respectively, in Texas counties with high shale drilling activity ( " fracking " ), compared to counties without any fracking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One million new cases of sexually transmitted disease diagnosed each day, WHO warns
(Natural News) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are contracted every day, with chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis infections being the most worrisome. The WHO report, based on 2016 global data, showed that there were 156 million new cases of trichomoniasis, 127 million cases of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One million new cases of sexually transmitted disease diagnosed each day, WHO warns
(Natural News) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are contracted every day, with chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis infections being the most worrisome. The WHO report, based on 2016 global data, showed that there were 156 million new cases of trichomoniasis, 127 million cases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sex health warning: Symptoms of the UK's most common STI to look out for this Christmas
SEX, if unprotected, can increase the risk of a person catching a sexually transmitted infection . Chlamydia is the most common STI in the UK, and with it causing potentially serious problems if left untreated, recognising symptoms is very important. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mobile Clinic team to support people experiencing homelessness
Today, we’re launching a new Mobile Clinic service helping people experiencing homelessness and sleeping rough in the City of London. Volunteer GPs and nurses will offer advice on health conditions, register patients with local GP practices, attend to immediate health needs, provide new socks and gloves and offer screenings for HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhoea. The aim is to work towards sustainable access to healthcare, so that people experiencing homelessness will be able to access mainstream NHS services and rely on them in times of need. We have teamed up with the City of London Corporation, which gov...
Source: Doctors of the World News - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Targeted gene modification in animal pathogenic chlamydia
(Umea University) Researchers at Ume å University (Sweden), in collaboration with researchers at the University of Maryland and Duke University (USA), now for the first time successfully performed targeted gene mutation in the zoonotic pathogen Chlamydia caviae. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news