Disease, flower or heavy-metal band? Take our quiz
New research has revealed a significant number of people get the names of sexually transmitted infections, plants and rock bands mixed up. How do you fare in our simple test? (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: transmitted hiv sex hpv clinic herpes disease sti chlamydia vaccine Source Type: news

Disease, flower or heavy-metal band? Take our test
New research has revealed a significant number of people get the names of sexually transmitted infections, plants and rock bands mixed up. How do you fare in our simple test? (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: transmitted hiv sex hpv clinic herpes disease sti chlamydia vaccine Source Type: news

STI knowledge ignorance with syphilis as a metal band and chlamydia as a flower
The poll by online pharmacy MedExpress.co.uk revealed 36 per cent of people have never had an STI test - despite being sexually active. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia Screens Dropped After Cervical Cancer Screening Change
In a study published in Annals of Family Medicine, researchers found a significant decrease in chlamydia screening after the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released a guideline in 2009 that recommended beginning cervical cancer screening at age 21. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 10, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

UK’s SynbiCITE provides fund to Prokarium to develop new vaccine for chlamydia
The UK’s innovation and knowledge centre (IKC) for synthetic biology SynbiCITE has granted a fund for biotechnology firm Prokarium to use for development of a new chlamydia vaccine. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chlamydia Screening Rates Drop Among Young Women Chlamydia Screening Rates Drop Among Young Women
A change in cervical cancer screening guidelines in 2009 seems to have led to fewer chlamydia screenings among young women, who are at high risk for the infection. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chlamydia screening 'easier and cheaper' with new DNA smartphone test
A new smartphone DNA test could offer a simpler and cheaper - though equally as accurate - alternative to current chlamydia screening techniques, according to a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

First smartphone DNA test for chlamydia
Researchers have developed a smartphone test for chlamydia that can detect the disease with high accuracy, which could reduce the prevalence of this sexually transmitted disease (STD) by making chlamydia screening easier and cheaper. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Essex patients most likely to Google chlamydia while Shropshire is diarrhoea capital
A new survey reveals the health complaint patients in the UK are most likely to search for is back pain. Meanwhile diarrhoea, depression, rheumatism and multiple sclerosis are also in the top five. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Change in 'Pap' Test Rules Linked to Drop in STD Testing
Chlamydia screening of young women plummeted at one university health center (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Change in ‘Pap’ Test Rules Linked to Drop in STD Testing
Chlamydia screening of young women plummeted at one university health center (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - July 21, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

New Pap smear schedule led to fewer chlamydia tests, new U-M study suggests
(University of Michigan Health System) It's a tale of two tests: one for early signs of cervical cancer, the other for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia. But a change in the recommended schedule for one may have dramatically lowered the chances that young women would get the other, a new study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Teens Invent Condom That Changes Color When It Detects An STD
Here’s a condom that will show your partner’s true colors. Three students took home first prize in the health category at the U.K.’s TeenTech Awards on Tuesday for inventing a condom that changes colors if it comes into contact with a sexually transmitted infection. A layer of molecules in the condom, dubbed the S.T.Eye, attach to bacteria and viruses associated with common STIs and the reaction then causes the condom to emit one of four colors, MTV reported. The condom can only detect certain strains of infections, according to Buzz60. For example, it turns green if it detects chlamydia and purple for H...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Glowing' condoms could soon reveal if you have an STI: Students design smart contraceptive to detect disease
Students from the Isaac Newton Academy in Illford dreamt up the idea for a condom that glows green if it detects chlamydia and yellow if it finds herpes as an entry to this year's TeenTech Awards. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spontaneous Pharyngeal Chlamydia Trachomatis RNA ClearanceSpontaneous Pharyngeal Chlamydia Trachomatis RNA Clearance
The pharynx is a reservoir for chlamydia and LGV, and may play a role in ongoing transmission. Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

SwRI, UTSA invest in 2 new joint research projects
(University of Texas at San Antonio) Southwest Research Institute and the University of Texas at San Antonio announce the selection of two new research projects to receive $125,000 each through the Connecting through Research Partnerships Program. Funding begins Sept. 1, 2015. The projects will investigate sustainable biofuels and a vaccine to prevent chlamydia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 23, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Worried You Have An STD? This App Helps You Quietly Find Out
Planned Parenthood has an app that offers discreet help for Californians seeking to get tested for chlamydia or gonorrhea.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessie Rack Source Type: news

New chlamydia vaccine shows promise after being tested on mice
ConclusionThis animal research has tested out a potential new vaccine against chlamydia, which utilises UV light-killed chlamydia bacteria linked to tiny nanoparticles. The vaccine did protect against chlamydia infection in mice, if it was given directly onto the mucous-producing surfaces of the nose or uterus.Previous attempts to make a chlamydia vaccine have not been successful, and the current research also identified that this may have been due to the type of immune response produced. This new approach prompts a different immune response, including “memory” cells, which remain in the mucosal tissue. These c...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

New chlamydia vaccine 'roots out and destroys the STI, the most common infertility cause'
Chlamydia often presents no noticeable symptoms but can cause irreparable damage to fallopian tubes rendering a woman infertile. Scientists at Harvard hope a new jab will prevent the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia: US researchers claim to have developed vaccine against the disease
Researchers in the United States say they have developed a vaccine that can protect against chlamydia – the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - June 18, 2015 Category: Science Tags: Health News Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood's STD Testing Is Coming To Your Mobile Phone
Planned Parenthood launched a pilot program for at-home STD testing in California this week. It allows women (and men!) to be screened to for chlamydia and gonorrhea without physically going to a clinic. The service, which is similar to app programs already in use in Minnesota and Washington state, is called Planned Parenthood Direct. Patients order a discreet at-home testing kit using their mobile phones, then send urine samples back through the mail. If they test positive, the app can send a prescription to a local pharmacy or recommend an appointment at a nearby clinic. The app is free to download, and users can cha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors prescribing antibiotics for gonorrhea that no longer work
GPs give patients ciprofloxacin, which has not been recommended since 2005, raising fears that drug-resistant forms of sexually transmitted disease will spread Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 29, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Gonorrhoea Drug resistance Chlamydia Sexual health Society NHS GPs Doctors Science Antibiotics UK news Source Type: news

Genital-Only Screening Misses Many Cases of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in Women - 4/28/15
Current public health guidelines recommend that only gay men and people with HIV should be routinely screened for extragenital gonorrhea and chlamydia, given the high burden of these sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in this at-risk population. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - April 28, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: news

5 Reasons to Get Yourself Tested for STDs
Did you know that half of all sexually active young people in the U.S. will contract a sexually transmitted disease by the time they're 25--and that most won't even know it? This April, STD Awareness Month, Planned Parenthood of New York City is encouraging New Yorkers to educate themselves on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and to get themselves tested. We've joined with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and other organizations for the seventh year of the award-winning Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign. GYT is a national campaign that includes online and on-the-ground activities to promote sexual health among you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia: commissioning internet based screening
The advice can be adapted to suit local circumstances and provides sections that commissioners may wish to include in their contracts with providers of internet based chlamydia screening. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 19, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Doxycycline May Be Better Choice for Rectal Chlamydia InfectionDoxycycline May Be Better Choice for Rectal Chlamydia Infection
Seven days of doxycycline may be better than a single dose of azithromycin for treating rectal chlamydia infection, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of eight observational studies. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - February 20, 2015 Category: OBGYN Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chlamydia screening: re-testing local monitoring tool
The national chlamydia screening programme has updated its recommended case management for those testing positive for chlamydia to include routine offer of re-testing, around three months after treatment. An Excel tool has been developed for chlamydia screening programme areas to monitor their local chlamydia re-testing rates. It can be used to inform local decision making to assist service improvement. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 19, 2015 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Detection After Increased TestingChlamydia and Gonorrhoea Detection After Increased Testing
Increased testing did not increase the proportion of HIV patients diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea. Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Chlamydia in Multi-ethnic WomenRisk Factors for Chlamydia in Multi-ethnic Women
This study investigates the frequency and risk factors for incident and redetected Chlamydia in women. Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

CDC: Chlamydia and gonorrhea rates down for first time in 30 years
Brooks HaysWASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- In 2013, the rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the U.S. declined -- the first time that's happened in more than three decades. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia knock out the body's own cancer defence
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) By breaking down the cancer-suppressing protein p53, Chlamydia prevent programmed cell death and thereby favour the process of cancer development (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 17, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chlamydia detection rate: considerations for commissioning
In this guidance the national chlamydia screening programme (NCSP) outlines ways to improve the effectiveness and value for money of chlamydia screening in a local authority’s population of 15 to 24 year olds. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 12, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

New Chlamydia Test Offers Rapid Results
(Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Reproductive Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Chlamydia: New clues behind resilience of leading sexually transmitted pathogen
Factors behind the resilience of the most common sexually transmitted disease in the US, chlamydia, have been explored through new research. Chlamydia affects an estimated 1 million people who are infected. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

New clues behind the resilience of a leading sexually transmitted pathogen, Chlamydia
(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) In the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, authors Domman, et al. have explored factors behind the resilience of the most common sexually transmitted disease in the US, chlamydia, with an estimated 1 million infected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 14, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chlamydia: Male and Female Symptoms and Treatment Information
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect both women and men. The disease may cause serious and permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive system, making it hard or impossible for her to become pregnant. Chlamydia may also cause a potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy, which is a pregnancy that happens outside of the womb. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 10, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Sexuality Source Type: news

Pharynx a Possible Reservoir for Chlamydia trachomatisPharynx a Possible Reservoir for Chlamydia trachomatis
The pharynx is a potential reservoir for Chlamydia trachomatis and the more aggressive Chlamydia variant C trachomatis biovar L, which causes lymphogranuloma venereum, according to Dutch researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nearly 2% of Younger People Infected with Chlamydia (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Nearly 2% of teenagers and young adults in the U.S. are infected with chlamydia, according to an MMWR article.In the National … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 26, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chlamydia Still Common: CDC
(MedPage Today) -- New prevalence rates probably underestimate chlamydia's true burden. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 25, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia: CDC
They should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chlamydia Infections, Health Disparities, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Women Need Tests for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
Guidelines include all sexually active females 24 and younger, plus older women deemed at higher riskSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chlamydia Infections, Gonorrhea, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test young women for gonorrhea and Chlamydia, experts say
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sexually active women under age 24 and older women at risk, like those who are pregnant, should be tested for the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Give children chlamydia tests in school, say health experts
Experts say STD screening should be introduced more widely if it improves sexual health but parents have criticised existing schemes (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: sexually transmitted infections royal society for public health sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia schools Source Type: news

Screen Women for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Experts Say
Task force cautions most women don't have symptoms from these infectionsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chlamydia Infections, Gonorrhea, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Assays on the BD Viper(TM) LT System Receive FDA 510k Clearance
Assays bring an innovative solution to microbiology and molecular labs BALTIMORE, July 28, 2014 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), (BDX) announced today it has received 510(k) c... Diagnostics, FDA BD , ProbeTec, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 28, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chlamydia screening encourages safer sex
Young adults more likely to use condoms after being offered chlamydia testRelated items from OnMedicaWomen should take regular chlamydia testsGP chlamydia screening intervention boosts test ratesPush for opportunistic screening for STIsChlamydia programme wasted money (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 15, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chlamydia screening and condom schemes promote safer sex among young
After testing for chlamydia, 62% of respondents to an anonymous web survey reported they were more likely to use condoms with a new partner and 66% reported they were more likely to test for chlamydia again. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 15, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Karen Topping Source Type: news

Dysuria in the ED: Missed Diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatisDysuria in the ED: Missed Diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis
Female ED patients presenting with dysuria are often diagnosed with a UTI, but routine chlamydia screening could reveal another cause. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Pharyngeal Chlamydia and Genital Gonorrhea in ED PatientsPharyngeal Chlamydia and Genital Gonorrhea in ED Patients
This study identifies the extent of oropharyngeal chlamydia and genital gonorrhea infections among patients presenting to the emergency department. Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Dating using a smartphone app makes you more likely to get an STD
Research published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections revealed people who find sexual partners though apps are more likely to have gonorrhoea and chlamydia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news