Once diagnosed, the Chlamydia infection is easily treated and cured with antibiotics which form the mainstay of its treatment. Co infection with HIV does not change the therapy to cure chlamydia.
Chamydia treatment with antibiotics can be given as a single dose or a seven day course. The antibiotics differ. The person who is infected with chlamydia should not indulge in any form of sexual activity for seven days after having taken the single dose therapy or completed the seven day course. He or she can still pass on the infection during this period. –> Continue reading
Testing to diagnose Chlamydia trachomatis assumes great significance due the fact that majority of people who suffer from it do not develop symptoms. Testing for chlamydia infection then is the only way to find out if you are infected. 50% of men and 75% of women who get infected do not have any symptoms. After a doubtful sexual encounter, one must therefore get tested even if you do not have any symptoms. –> Continue reading
The effects of chlamydia complications can be dangerous in men and women, more so in women, if this sexually transmitted disease is left untreated. The consequences can be short-term and long-term.
Chlamydia can be cured completely with the right treatment. Once cured, you can catch this sexually transmitted disease again if you get reinfected. Treatment then has to be taken again.
Chlamydia is very common and dangerous – dangerous because 75% of women and 50% of men do not get any symptoms. They are infected but do not know it. They unwillingly pass on the infection to others. They do not get treated and as a result this can cause complications, some of which can be treated while others are irreversible. –> Continue reading
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STD). This is one STD which can fool you into believing that you are not infected when in fact you are. This is because in most cases, Chlamydia exhibits no symptoms. 75% of the women and 50% of the men infected with uncomplicated Chlamydia do not have any symptoms. This is why Chlamydia is referred to as “the silent disease”. –> Continue reading
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or disease (STD). This means that you can get Chlamydia only through any sexual act with a person who is already infected with this disease. It is one of the most common bacterial STD which can infect both men and women, though it is more commonly seen in young women.
According to CDC, women with Chlamydia infection increase their risk of catching HIV five times if exposed to a partner with HIV. Condoms if used correctly offer good protection against Chlamydia. –> Continue reading
To prevent getting syphilis and avoid spreading it, you must know firstly how you can get syphilis and how it spreads. Knowing this will then arm you with the measures to stay free of syphilis.
Syphilis is transmitted from an infected partner through sexual act whether oral, vaginal or anal. Syphilis also spreads through use of infected sexual toys and shared infected needles used for intravenous drug use. Another mode of spread is administration of infected blood to a recipient. An infected mother can also pass on syphilis to her baby. –> Continue reading
After having been diagnosed as syphilis, treatment for syphilis has to be initiated and the full course of antibiotic therapy should be taken. Any halfway treatment is inviting the syphilis complications which in years to come can affect the heart and the brain. These damages to the major organs of the body are irreversible. Hence the importance of taking the complete treatment as advised by your physician. –> Continue reading
Laboratory tests to diagnose syphilis are performed in all following cases:
- Persons exhibiting syphilis symptoms to confirm the presence of syphilis
- All persons belonging to the high risk group such as
- People with multiple partners
- Men having sex with men
- Intravenous drug users
- Sex workers
- Person who had sex with a syphilis patient
- Those who recently visited high syphilis risk zones like Canada and especially Alberta
- Pregnant women are routinely screened
- Blood donors to confirm that their blood is not infected. –> Continue reading
The dangers and effects of syphilis complications in men and women can be very serious and the consequences can be fatal if not treated. Untreated syphilis complications that can occur are what transpires during the tertiary stage which sets in years after the initial infection of untreated syphilis. Heart, blood vessels, bones, joints, brain and eyes get damaged. –> Continue reading