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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Unprecedented lobbying effort scores big win for California public health

Unprecedented lobbying effort scores big win for California public health

New report details the current landscape of Minnesota youth's sexual health

New report details the current landscape of Minnesota youth's sexual health

Trying to avoid racist health care, Black women seek out Black obstetricians

Trying to avoid racist health care, Black women seek out Black obstetricians

Decreased screening and testing may lead to future surge in sexually transmitted infections

Decreased screening and testing may lead to future surge in sexually transmitted infections

Key protein helps bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease to set up house in host cells

Key protein helps bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease to set up house in host cells

Sexually active individuals under age 30 should be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea

Sexually active individuals under age 30 should be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea

New plasmonic isothermal PCR technology can detect respiratory viral pathogens in 30 minutes

New plasmonic isothermal PCR technology can detect respiratory viral pathogens in 30 minutes

FDA waiver broadens the use of chlamydia and gonorrhea test at more point-of-care settings

FDA waiver broadens the use of chlamydia and gonorrhea test at more point-of-care settings

Self- or caregiver swabs are as effective as healthcare worker swabs for detecting pathogens

Self- or caregiver swabs are as effective as healthcare worker swabs for detecting pathogens

Accurate STI reporting impacted by clinical focus on COVID-19

Accurate STI reporting impacted by clinical focus on COVID-19

Study evaluates the use of flow cytometry in diagnosing male urethritis

Study evaluates the use of flow cytometry in diagnosing male urethritis

Expansion microscopy allows imaging of cell membranes in super resolution

Expansion microscopy allows imaging of cell membranes in super resolution

Triple RNA sequencing dissects gene expression of virus and fungi in infection processes

Triple RNA sequencing dissects gene expression of virus and fungi in infection processes

UC researcher recommends screening teen emergency room patients for STIs

UC researcher recommends screening teen emergency room patients for STIs

Fight against trachoma disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic

Fight against trachoma disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic

Sexually active students more likely to use STI self-testing services

Sexually active students more likely to use STI self-testing services

The implications of COVID-related sexual distancing and clinical service interruption

The implications of COVID-related sexual distancing and clinical service interruption

Online platform for STI testing receives more than 5000 home kit order requests

Online platform for STI testing receives more than 5000 home kit order requests

Penis microbiome is reservoir for bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria

Penis microbiome is reservoir for bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria

Chlamydiae need a lot of glutamine to multiply in human cells

Chlamydiae need a lot of glutamine to multiply in human cells