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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.
Scientists unravel immune cascade that drives tissue damage, complications in chlamydia infections

Scientists unravel immune cascade that drives tissue damage, complications in chlamydia infections

Exposing the gut to chlamydia protects against subsequent genital tract infections

Exposing the gut to chlamydia protects against subsequent genital tract infections

UK study finds that e-STI testing nearly doubles testing uptake

UK study finds that e-STI testing nearly doubles testing uptake

HPV vaccine shows long-term safety and efficacy in protecting against most virulent strains

HPV vaccine shows long-term safety and efficacy in protecting against most virulent strains

Study highlights importance of reinforcing sexual risk-reduction messages for older women with HIV

Study highlights importance of reinforcing sexual risk-reduction messages for older women with HIV

Australia’s annual report on STIs shows increasing rates of gonorrhea and syphilis

Australia’s annual report on STIs shows increasing rates of gonorrhea and syphilis

Gonorrhea and syphilis cases rise in Australia

Gonorrhea and syphilis cases rise in Australia

CDC warns about steep rise in STDs among Americans

CDC warns about steep rise in STDs among Americans

Study finds low screening rates for adolescents with PID in nation’s ED setting

Study finds low screening rates for adolescents with PID in nation’s ED setting

Survey shows increase in U.S. men’s condom use

Survey shows increase in U.S. men’s condom use

Change in cervical cancer screening guideline linked to reduced identification of chlamydia cases

Change in cervical cancer screening guideline linked to reduced identification of chlamydia cases

Preserved placenta is associated with risk of infection

Preserved placenta is associated with risk of infection

Irreversible infertility risk in men linked to urogenital infections

Irreversible infertility risk in men linked to urogenital infections

Reliable clinical assay detects Zika virus from semen samples

Reliable clinical assay detects Zika virus from semen samples

Expedited partner therapy for STIs provides health and cost benefits

Expedited partner therapy for STIs provides health and cost benefits

Scientists create new technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with immune system

Scientists create new technique for studying how chlamydia interacts with immune system

Scientists develop new drug that combats two ‘priority pathogens’

Scientists develop new drug that combats two ‘priority pathogens’

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

WHO marching toward extraordinary progress against neglected tropical diseases, report reveals

WHO releases first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

WHO releases first ever list of antibiotic-resistant 'priority pathogens'

Antiretroviral drugs may increase gay and bisexual men's susceptibility to syphilis

Antiretroviral drugs may increase gay and bisexual men's susceptibility to syphilis