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Chlamydia | SINGAPORE SEXUALHEALTH™ infection is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis

Sexual risk (of HIV/STD/pregnancy), and what you can do before and after exposure.

Timeline HIV STD Pregnancy
Before exposure
Abstain from sex, Be faithful, or Condom use
Circumcision (males only)
Contraception (females only)
HIV PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) STD vaccine:
- Hepatitis vaccine
- HPV vaccine
STD / HIV exposure
Unsafe sex / unprotected sex:
No condom / Condom broke / Condom slip
0-72 hours HIV prevention
HIV PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) treatment
- Stop HIV infection after exposure.
STD testing.
If STD symptoms appear, then do STD treatment.
- Males: Do not urinate for at least 4 hours before arriving.
- Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.
Emergency contraception (females only)
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- Fingerprick blood sampling.
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- Females: testing is more accurate when you are not menstruating.


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Extended semen for artificial insemination in swine as a potential transmission mechanism for infectious Chlamydia suis
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | Theriogenology
Though typically unnoticed, Chlamydia infections in swine have been shown to be both wide-spread and may impact production characteristics and reproductive performance in swine. Serum titers suggest Chlamydia infection within boar studs is common and infected boars are known to shed chlamydia in their ejaculates. While the transmission of viruses in chilled extended semen is well established, the inclusion of antibiotics in commercially available extender is generally believed to limit or preclude the transmission of infectious bacteria. (Source: Theriogenology)

Prevalence of plasmid-bearing and plasmid-free Chlamydia trachomatis infection among women who visited obstetrics and gynecology clinics in Malaysia
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | BMC Microbiology
The 7.5 kb cryptic plasmid of Chlamydia trachomatis has been shown to be a virulence factor in animal models, but its significance in humans still remains unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the pre... (Source: BMC Microbiology)

Chlamydia trachomatis Pgp3 Antibody Persists and Correlates with Self-Reported Infection and Behavioural Risks in a Blinded Cohort Study
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | PLoS One
Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct) serological studies in populations could help monitor changes in lifetime cumulative risk of infection. We developed a double-antigen sandwich ELISA based on the Ct-specific Pgp3 antigen, then tested blind stored sera from over 800 participants in a New Zealand birth cohort from Dunedin at ages 26, 32 and 38. The double-antigen sandwich ELISA was more sensitive than our previously characterised indirect Pgp3 ELISA. Pgp3 antibody was detected more often in women compared to men and correlated with increasing numbers of sexual partners, self-reported Ct, and younger age at sexual debut in both women and men. At age 26, 24.1% (99/411) of women were Pgp3 seropositive, as were 79.5% (35/44) of those reporting Ct infection; Pgp3 antibody persisted to age 38 in 96.5% (8...

Sensitivity of the Standard Chlamydia trachomatis Culture Method Is Improved After One Additional In Vitro Passage
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
ConclusionThe results of this study support the use of a three‐passage Chlamydia culture procedure to increase the detection sensitivity of this method. (Source: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis)

In vitro activity of quaternary ammonium surfactants against streptococcal, chlamydial, and gonococcal infective agents.
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Authors: Inácio ÂS, Nunes A, Milho C, Mota LJ, Borrego MJ, Gomes JP, Vaz WL, Vieira OV

Screening for Asymptomatic Gonorrhea and Chlamydia in the Pediatric Emergency Department
Sun, 13 Mar 2016 19:07:07 +0100 | Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Conclusions: There are high proportions of GC and CT among asymptomatic adolescents visiting an academic urban PED. A universal PED STI screening program may be an important component of STI reduction initiatives, especially among adolescents who do not perceive that they are at risk and may not receive testing elsewhere. (Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

Access to chlamydia testing in remote and rural Scotland.
Sat, 12 Mar 2016 04:43:02 +0100 | Rural and Remote Health
CONCLUSIONS: These results are similar to previous results in other countries that suggest that <i>Chlamydia </i>positivity is similar in rural and urban settings. A large proportion of people living in more rurally classified areas, and perhaps those with a higher risk, have their test in a central setting, suggesting that they may be bypassing local resources to get a test. The reason for this is not clear. The results also show that men are more likely to have their test in a genitourinary setting as well as have proportionately more positive results. These results support the case for customising sexual health services to the most rural areas and suggest that providing an anonymous testing service in these areas might be beneficial, especially for men.

Pelvic Examination at the 6‐Week Postpartum Visit After Cesarean Birth
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health
The objective of this study was to assess the utility of the pelvic examination at the 6‐week postpartum visit after cesarean birth.

Screening for asymptomatic urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis infection at a large Dublin maternity hospital: results of a pilot study
Fri, 11 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100 | Irish Journal of Medical Science

Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis in Women Visiting 2 Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics in Daegu, South Korea.
Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:29:02 +0100 | Korean Journal of Parasitology
This study explored epidemiological trends in trichomoniasis in Daegu, South Korea. Wet mount microscopy, PCR, and multiplex PCR were used to test for Trichomonas vaginalis in vaginal swab samples obtained from 621 women visiting 2 clinics in Daegu. Of the 621 women tested, microscopy detected T. vaginalis in 4 (0.6%) patients, PCR detected T. vaginalis in 19 (3.0%) patients, and multiplex PCR detected T. vaginalis in 12 (1.9%) patients. Testing via PCR demonstrated high sensitivity and high negative predictive value for T. vaginalis. Among the 19 women who tested positive for T. vaginalis according to PCR, 94.7% (18/19) reported vaginal signs and symptoms. Notably, more than 50% of T. vaginalis infections occurred in females younger than 30 years old, and 58% were unmarried. Multiplex PCR...