Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - June 11, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Infections, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
Nearly 2 million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it, government estimates Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chlamydia Infections, Health Statistics, Teen Sexual Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Atlas
Provides access to state and county-level data on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Click the query tab to change selections. -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Source: Rural web sites and other tools via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural web sites and other tools via the Rural Assistance Center - June 3, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

GP cancer guidelines should be 'liberalised' for easier referrals
Access, delays and quality concerns raised over endoscopy servicesRelated items from OnMedicaFaecal blood testing best to spot cancer and cost-effectiveMany older people wrongly labelled with dementiaHalf of all cancer patients now survive a decadePoor value chlamydia screening programmeGlobal cancer burden set to soar (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 28, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

More STD Screening on Horizon for Women?
Influential U.S. panel has also drafted guidelines on counseling to prevent chlamydia, gonorrhea (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - April 28, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Variations in measurement of sexual activity based on EHR definitions - Berlan ED, Ireland AM, Morton S, Byron SC, Canan BD, Kelleher KJ.
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to compare the performance of 4 operational definitions of sexual activity by using data electronically abstracted from electronic health records (EHRs) and examine how documentation of Chlamydia screening and positivi... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 17, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NICE: 'schools should provide morning-after pill'
Conclusion Everyone makes mistakes, but if you find yourself relying on the morning-after pill as a regular method of contraception, you may want to speak to a healthcare professional about what would be the most suitable form of ongoing contraception for you to use. This could include methods that do not involve needing to take a daily pill, such as contraceptive patches, injections or an implant. However, none of these methods will protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Condoms are cheap, free of side effects and they will protect you against STIs such as chlamydia. For more information abo...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

CDC Updates Recommendations for Lab Diagnosis of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman The CDC has updated its 2002 recommendations regarding screening tests to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 17, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Outreach for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea ScreeningOutreach for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening
How can public health clinicians work together to ensure that chlamydia and gonorrhea screening is available to all who need it? BMC Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

RECOMMENDATIONS AND REPORTS: Recommendations for the Laboratory-Based Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae — 2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 14, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Chlamydia Prevalence in the General PopulationChlamydia Prevalence in the General Population
What is the prevalence of urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infection in men and women in the general population? BMC Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

A Cure for Chlamydia Arthritis? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Increased understanding of the biology and survival tactics of Chlamydia trachomatis is suggesting that the post-infectious chronic arthritis experienced by many patients may actually be curable. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - March 7, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Rwanda: RBC Takes to Social Media in HIV/Aids Fight
[New Times]Chlamydia trachomatis are microbes which are leading cause for sexually transmitted diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 5, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How your stomach can RE-INFECT you with an STD: Doctors find that chlamydia can linger in the gut even after antibiotics
Researchers at the Arkansas Children's Research Institute found the infection can remain in the gut after it has been eradicated from the genitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Source of chlamydia reinfections may be GI tract
The current standard of care treatment for chlamydia sometimes fails to eradicate the disease, according to a review, and the culprit may be in the gut. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 6, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Source of chlamydia reinfections may be GI tract
(American Society for Microbiology) The current standard of care treatment for chlamydia sometimes fails to eradicate the disease, according to a review published ahead of print in Infection and Immunity, and the culprit may be in the gut. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 6, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Powerful bacterial immune response defined by new study
(University of California - Davis) A previously undefined T-cell immune response to rapid infections by bacteria like Salmonella and Chlamydia is described here, helping pave the way for development of vaccines and therapeutics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 6, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Six Tips For “The Talk”
When it comes to the parts of parenthood that people dread, well, there’s so much to choose from. There are poopy diapers. Vomit. Tantrums. Nasty teenagers. But all of that pales in comparison with…The Talk. The talk about sex, that is. Nobody wants to talk to their kids about sex. Nobody wants to think about their kids having sex—the same way nobody likes to think about their parents having sex. As biologically unlikely as it might be, we’d prefer to think that ours is the only generation that has ever gotten or will ever get any. But…along with changing diapers, cleaning up vomit and disci...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 30, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Claire McCarthy Tags: Claire McCarthy, MD Parenting Sexuality Source Type: news

What Evaluation Should Be Considered for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?
Discussion Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common problem. The rates depend on the population and underlying cause, but can occur 30% of adolescent females who go to a gynecologist. Average menstrual blood loss is 30-40 ml. Hypermenorrhea or menorrhagia are regular menstrual cycles that last too long (>7 days) or are too heavy (> 80 ml blood loss). Metrorrhagia is irregular menstrual bleeding. Menometrorrhagia is abnormally heavy bleeding that occurs with an irregular timing. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding is a more generic term describing prolonged, excessive or frequent, unpatterned uterine bleeding that is not relat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 20, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Obstetric Outcomes After Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea InfectionsObstetric Outcomes After Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea Infections
Is a diagnosis of a chlamydia or gonorrhoea infection prior to pregnancy associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes? Sexually Transmitted Infections (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

CCG budget set to top £100bn
NHS England says new funding allocations will not punish most deprived areasRelated items from OnMedicaGPs must address inequalityNorth-South health divide in England worsensRoyal Colleges unite to tackle health inequityHunt praises GPs for ‘extraordinary dedication’Chlamydia programme wasted money (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 23, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New diagnostic test can detect chlamydia trachomatis in less than 20 minutes
Researchers have developed a new assay for rapid and sensitive detection of Chlamydia trachomatis, the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in humans. This procedure takes less than 20 minutes and can be easily performed at the point of care (POC) during the patient's visit, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.C. trachomatis affects 5% to 10% of the population and is particularly common in young adults under 25 years. It is a major public health concern due to its prevalence and potential severe long-term consequences. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

Using novel method, study resolves 50-year 'chlamydial anomaly'
Researchers studying Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria, which cause the sexually transmitted infection chlamydia as well as infectious blindness, have confirmed that the bacteria contain - and, in fact, cannot function without - the common molecule peptidoglycan, a structural component found in the cell wall of many bacteria. This finding puts an end to years of uncertainty about whether Chlamydia bacteria, like almost all bacterial species, rely on peptidoglycan to reproduce and to maintain their shape and structure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

New diagnostic test can detect chlamydia trachomatis in less than 20 minutes
(Elsevier Health Sciences) Researchers have developed a new assay for rapid and sensitive detection of Chlamydia trachomatis, the most common sexually transmitted infection in humans. This procedure takes less than 20 minutes and can be easily performed at the point of care during the patient's visit, reports The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Researchers discover common cell wall component in Chlamydia bacteria
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Researchers studying Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria, which cause the sexually transmitted infection chlamydia as well as infectious blindness, have confirmed that the bacteria contain -- and, in fact, cannot function without -- the common molecule peptidoglycan, a structural component found in the cell wall of many bacteria. This finding puts an end to years of uncertainty about whether Chlamydia bacteria, like almost all bacterial species, rely on peptidoglycan to reproduce and to maintain their shape and structure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New understanding of chlamydial disease
Investigators at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have developed a new technique that can track the activity of a disease-causing microbe and the host cell response to that pathogen simultaneously. Using the new method to examine Chlamydia trachomatis infection, the study team observed how the response of the infected cell contributes to one of the hallmark outcomes of chlamydial disease -- tissue scarring. Their findings appear in the journal PLOS One. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Detection of Ocular C. trachomatis via Droplet Digital PCRDetection of Ocular C. trachomatis via Droplet Digital PCR
In this paper evaluation, the author expresses doubt that adapted droplet digital PCR is sensitive enough to replace other currently available commercial tests for detection of C. trachomatis. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

University of Maryland scientists develop new understanding of chlamydial disease
(University of Maryland Medical Center) Investigators at the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have developed a new technique that can track the activity of a disease-causing microbe and the host cell response to that pathogen simultaneously. Using the new method to examine Chlamydia trachomatis infection, the study team observed how the response of the infected cell contributes to one of the hallmark outcomes of chlamydial disease -- tissue scarring. Their findings appear in the Dec. 4 issue of PLOS One. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 4, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Results of UK sex survey published
Conclusion The findings of the report make for some mixed reading; suggesting multiple, and often contrasting, trends are at work. One on hand we are having sex with more people than previous generations, but on the other hand we actually spend less time having sex. Similarly, some of our attitudes, such as acceptance of same-sex partnerships have become more liberal, while other attitudes, such as acceptance of having sex outside a relationship, have hardened. Perhaps the biggest concern is the statistics provided about non-volitional sex. The fact that one in 10 women had sex against their will at some point in their lif...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise QA articles Source Type: news

The importance and difficulties of conversations between lovers about STIs
Having sex can be fun; and talking about sex can be fun. Talking about sexually transmitted infections with a sexual interest, however, is a totally different matter, according to new research from Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion. The study, discussed during the American Public Health Association's annual meeting, found a disconnect between the public health messages that promote STI testing as a way to prevent STIs such as HIV and chlamydia and the conversations - or lack of them - occurring in bedrooms... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Conversations between lovers about STIs are important in theory but difficult in bed
(Indiana University) Having sex can be fun; talking about sex can be fun. Talking about STIs with a sexual interest, however, is a totally different matter, according to new research from Indiana University. The study, to be discussed Nov. 6. during the American Public Health Association's annual meeting, found a disconnect between the public health messages that promote STI testing as a way to prevent STIs such as HIV and chlamydia and the conversations occurring in bedrooms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 6, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Genetic Variation in Chlamydia trachomatis and Their HostsGenetic Variation in Chlamydia trachomatis and Their Hosts
This review examines the genetic diversity of Chlamydia trachomatis and provides new insights that may be helpful in developing improved management strategies. Future Microbiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Chlamydia screening in young people as an outcome of a HEADSS; Home, Education, Activities, Drug and alcohol use, Sexuality and Suicide youth psychosocial assessment tool - Eade DM, Henning D.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To identify the percentage of young people presenting to a primary healthcare service targeting homeless youth, in Melbourne, Australia, who, based on youth-specific Home, Education, Activities, Drug and alcohol use, Sexuality and Suic... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

PHE bulletin: 26 September 2013
Highlights from this month's PHE bulletin are local health profiles, Stoptober, tooth decay survey, chlamydia survey rates, and a new blog for PHE. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 27, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Larger sexual health role for general practice
Chlamydia testing rates have shot up in general practice following a Public Health England (PHE) initiative Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - September 16, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Lalah-Simone Springer Tags: Sexual health Professional Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news

Chlamydia screening rise in general practice
Of the 76 practices involved, those that fully engaged with the intervention doubled their chlamydia testing. More ..... (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 16, 2013 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Chlamydia and gonorrhoea infections linked to pregnancy complications
Becoming infected with chlamydia or gonorrhoea in the lead-up to, or during, pregnancy, increases the risk of complications, such as stillbirth or unplanned premature birth, indicates research published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. The researchers analysed the birth records of more than 350,000 women who had had their first baby between 1999 and 2008 in New South Wales, Australia's most heavily populated state... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

What are Some Health Risks that LGBTQ Youth are at Risk For?
Discussion LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people) terminology describes sexual orientation, not sexual behavior and is a common term used. Individuals may reject this term and prefer other terminology such as a man having sex with other men (MSM) or a woman having sex with other women (WSW). Over time terminology may change also, such as the word queer that has had a negative connotation, but in contemporary usage is also used as a unifying term for anyone who is a sexual minority. Some sexual definitions include: Sexual orientation is the sexual desire for a particular gender, or an intensive...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 9, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What are Some Health Risks that LGBTQ Youth are at Risk For?
Discussion LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning people) terminology describes sexual orientation, not sexual behavior and is a common term used. Individuals may reject this term and prefer other terminology such as a man having sex with other men (MSM) or a woman having sex with other women (WSW). Over time terminology may change also, such as the word queer that has had a negative connotation, but in contemporary usage is also used as a unifying term for anyone who is a sexual minority. Some sexual definitions include: Sexual orientation is the sexual desire for a particular gender, or an intensive...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 9, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Linked to Stillbirth or Preterm Birth Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Linked to Stillbirth or Preterm Birth
Infection with chlamydia or gonorrhea in the preconception or pregnancy periods may increase the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

STDs Linked to Preterm Birth, Stillbirth (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Infection with chlamydia or gonorrhea before or during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of birth complications, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 5, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - September 5, 2013 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pediatrics, Reproductive Medicine, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Tied to Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications
However, Australian study doesn't prove these STDs cause birth problems Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chlamydia Infections, Gonorrhea, Infections and Pregnancy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STIs among young rise by 50% in 10 years: Cases of gonorrhoea soar
Nearly two-third of chlamydia cases and more than half of gonorrhoea infections reported last year occurred in the under-25 age group. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests chlamydia infection rates have changed over time but remains common among young women
A study exploring the frequency of chlamydia antibodies among young women – a marker for current and past infection – found this increased between 1993 and 2002, and then declined from 2007 to 2010. The first ever English population-based study of chlamydia antibodies, led by researchers from the University of Bristol, Public Health England and Imperial College, published today [21 Aug] in PLOS One. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 21, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: news_text Tags: Research news Source Type: news

What is urethritis? What causes urethritis?
Urethritis is the inflammation and swelling of the urethra - the narrow tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. Urethritis is caused by either a bacterium or a virus - it is classed as either gonococcal urethritis which is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, or non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU), caused by Chlamydia trachomatis - one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases affecting both men and women. The most common viral causes of urethritis are herpes simplex virus and cytomegalovirus... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology / Nephrology Source Type: news

Effect of Chlamydia diagnosis on heterosexual relationships - O’Farrell N, Weiss HA.
This study investigated whether a Chlamydia diagnosis was associated with relationship breakup or physical violence from partners when compared to other attenders at a sexually transmitted infections (STI) clinic. Patients diagnosed with Chlamydia and who ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news