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Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium, Chlamydia trachomatis, which can damage a woman's reproductive organs. Even though symptoms of chlamydia are usually mild or absent, serious complications that cause irreversible damage, including infertility, can occur "silently" before a woman ever recognizes a problem. Chlamydia also can cause discharge from the penis of an infected man.

Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. In 2006, 1,030,911 chlamydial infections were reported to CDC from 50 states and the District of Columbia. Under-reporting is substantial because most people with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and do not seek testing. Also, testing is not often done if patients are treated for their symptoms. An estimated 2,291,000 non-institutionalized U.S. civilians ages 14-39 are infected with Chlamydia based on the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Women are frequently re-infected if their sex partners are not treated.
An underused strategy for surge in STDs: Treat patients’ partners without a doctor visit

An underused strategy for surge in STDs: Treat patients’ partners without a doctor visit

Vulnerable young teenagers urgently need better sex education, say researchers

Vulnerable young teenagers urgently need better sex education, say researchers

New single-dose antibiotic effectively treats uncomplicated gonorrhea infections

New single-dose antibiotic effectively treats uncomplicated gonorrhea infections

One type of Chlamydia protein manipulates human cells in two different ways

One type of Chlamydia protein manipulates human cells in two different ways

Tick-borne disease is multiple microbial in nature

Tick-borne disease is multiple microbial in nature

STIs being diagnosed in young adults every four minutes in the UK

STIs being diagnosed in young adults every four minutes in the UK

Primary care doctors ‘not doing enough’ to curb STDs

Primary care doctors ‘not doing enough’ to curb STDs

Survey results highlight the need for better communication between patients and HCPs about bacterial vaginosis

Survey results highlight the need for better communication between patients and HCPs about bacterial vaginosis

Scientists perform successful trial of new antibiotic on cancer reoccurrence after surgery

Scientists perform successful trial of new antibiotic on cancer reoccurrence after surgery

Women with undiagnosed STIs may be at greater risk of negative premenstrual symptoms

Women with undiagnosed STIs may be at greater risk of negative premenstrual symptoms

Researchers find new way to differentiate between active and inactive viruses

Researchers find new way to differentiate between active and inactive viruses

Must-reads of the week from Brianna Labuskes

Must-reads of the week from Brianna Labuskes

New Euro-GASP program monitors continued effectiveness of treatment regimen for gonorrhea

New Euro-GASP program monitors continued effectiveness of treatment regimen for gonorrhea

STD rates are skyrocketing in USA

STD rates are skyrocketing in USA

Researchers develop new way of testing bacterial resistance to antibiotics

Researchers develop new way of testing bacterial resistance to antibiotics

Condoms should not be reused warns CDC

Condoms should not be reused warns CDC

Pelvic exams do not improve physician's ability to diagnose STDs in adolescent female patients

Pelvic exams do not improve physician's ability to diagnose STDs in adolescent female patients

Novel online HIV prevention program reduces sexually transmitted infections in gay young men

Novel online HIV prevention program reduces sexually transmitted infections in gay young men

The ‘perfect storm’: Redirecting family planning funds could undercut STD fight

The ‘perfect storm’: Redirecting family planning funds could undercut STD fight

Syphilis and gonorrhea on the rise in England

Syphilis and gonorrhea on the rise in England