Category Archives: Chlamydia

Are There Always Signs of Chlamydia?

Q: My brother has been having unprotected sex with his girlfriend. I heard that his girlfriend had Chlamydia. I have been trying to convince him to seek testing, but he doesn’t think he needs it. Could you tell me some of the signs of Chlamydia? I want to pass the information to my brother, so […]

What are the Symptoms of Chlamydia?

Q: My girlfriend was recently diagnosed with chlamydia. I have not been tested yet, and I have not exhibited any noticeable symptoms. Should I be tested? What exactly are the symptoms of chlamydia? T. Russell Atlanta, GA A: Yes, you absolutely should be tested as soon as possible. If your girlfriend tested positive for chlamydia, […]

Do I Need a Chlamydia Test?

Q: My boyfriend was diagnosed with chlamydia. Since we haven’t been recently sexually active, do I still need to get a chlamydia test? I don’t have any symptoms. J. Hollingsworth Boston, Massachusetts A: Just because you do not show any symptoms of chlamydia does not mean that you are in the clear. The symptoms of […]

An Overview of Chlamydia Symptoms

There are many STDs out there – and if you do not practice safe sex, you run the risk of exposure. Chlamydia, although a common and easily treated STD, can have serious effects on your health if left untreated. While testing is the only definitive way to know with certainty whether you have an STD, […]

Symptoms of Chlamydia – Never Had Any, Never Cheated, But Somehow I Got It

Q: I have been with the same guy for 5 years. I never cheated and I never had symptoms of chlamydia, but all of a sudden I go to the doctor and boom- I have chlamydia. He was tested and it came back negative. How is this possible? He cheated but he does not have […]

Risks: 5 Pathogens Linked to Risk for Stroke

A new study shows an association between five common pathogens and an increased risk for stroke. Many strokes cannot be explained by known risk factors like high blood pressure and smoking. The infections in order of significance are Chlamydia pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, according to the study, published […]

Students dismiss the importance of sexual health

When it comes to personal health, many people will see a doctor or physician at any sign of trouble. Unfortunately it is often the opposite when it comes to sexual health. Many people see discussing their sexual health as being taboo, when in fact it should be the exact opposite. Talking about it is very […]

Teens Use Facebook, YouTube to Educate Peers About Sexual Health

Web sites such as YouTube and Facebook have been used with great success to raise public awareness about a variety of issues in the past, perhaps most notably during the 2008 presidential campaigns. Now, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has incorporated these new media outlets into an ambitious campaign to educate teenagers about sexually […]

Sex Infections Found in Quarter of Teenage Girls

The first national study of four common sexually transmitted diseases among girls and young women has found that one in four are infected with at least one of the diseases, federal health officials reported Tuesday. Nearly half the African-Americans in the study of teenagers ages 14 to 19 were infected with at least one of […]

CDC Releases Latest STD Statistics

Yikes—19 million STD infections occur each year according to the Center for Disease Control’s NEW report this week. The numbers from 2007 are in and the stats are a total bummer. Gonorrhea and chlamydia, the most common STDs, recorded the largest number of known cases to date in 2009, 1.5 million according to the most […]