Chlamydia

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.
What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia infection is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, a strain of bacteria from the Chlamydiaceae family that usually affects the urogenital tract.

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Research shows how Chlamydia pathogen invades human cells

Research shows how Chlamydia pathogen invades human cells

As the coronavirus spreads, Americans lose ground against other health threats

As the coronavirus spreads, Americans lose ground against other health threats

Shale drilling activity linked to high rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia in Texas

Shale drilling activity linked to high rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia in Texas

"State of the Nation" report on STIs in England released

"State of the Nation" report on STIs in England released

Vietnamese investors support novel technology for ultra-rapid detection of pathogens

Vietnamese investors support novel technology for ultra-rapid detection of pathogens

Study finds fewer new cases of HCV in HIV-negative men who have sex with PrEP-using men

Study finds fewer new cases of HCV in HIV-negative men who have sex with PrEP-using men

Researchers join forces to adapt novel genetic tool for zoonotic Chlamydia

Researchers join forces to adapt novel genetic tool for zoonotic Chlamydia

People increasingly using Reddit to 'diagnose' STDs

People increasingly using Reddit to 'diagnose' STDs

Study shows how Chlamydia bacteria enter human cells

Study shows how Chlamydia bacteria enter human cells

Cooperative research center at LLNL aims to develop vaccines for chlamydia

Cooperative research center at LLNL aims to develop vaccines for chlamydia

Syphilis rates in patients with kidney failure found to be greater than general population

Syphilis rates in patients with kidney failure found to be greater than general population

Hawaii STD epidemic driven by social media and dating apps

Hawaii STD epidemic driven by social media and dating apps

Study pinpoints a gene that allows chlamydia to pick up DNA from host environment

Study pinpoints a gene that allows chlamydia to pick up DNA from host environment

New STD data exposes dangerous gaps in public health infrastructure

New STD data exposes dangerous gaps in public health infrastructure

Study highlights potential impact of chlamydia infection on men's fertility

Study highlights potential impact of chlamydia infection on men's fertility

Congenital syphilis continues to rise at an alarming rate

Congenital syphilis continues to rise at an alarming rate

Federally funded Obria prescribes abstinence to stop the spread of STDs

Federally funded Obria prescribes abstinence to stop the spread of STDs

Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA

Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA

NIAID experts call for innovative research on STIs

NIAID experts call for innovative research on STIs

Disease-causing bacteria compete with human hosts for key micronutrient, study shows

Disease-causing bacteria compete with human hosts for key micronutrient, study shows