Posts Tagged ‘chlamydia’

STDs and Other Mammals

You’d be surprised to hear this, but even animals get STDs! Cases of sexually transmitted diseases grow within the minute, with over 19 million new infected patients yearly in the US. However, what many people do not know is that STDs actually occur in animals, too. Still not interested? Then you should know that scientists […]

Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Did you know that approximately two million pregnant women suffer from STDs at this point? This is what the Center for Disease Control reports and yet, many women have no idea that these diseases can infect them. Sex education is more important than ever, both for women carrying a baby and those who do not. […]

Chlamydia in the United States

According to the Center for Disease Control, a 2016 study of sexually active adults yielded some of the most surprising information in nearly a decade with respect to the spreading, contracting, and treatment of Chlamydia. The CDC studied Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Chlamydia. To nobody’s astonishment, Gonorrhea and Syphilis exhibited substantial increases; however the largest increase […]

Chlamydia And Australia: How Our Friends Down Under Are Doing With STDs

The ‘Land Down Under’ is facing a public health crisis. The levels of Chlamydia being reported across Australia have medical professionals worried about an impending wave of infertility present among younger Australians.  Last year, according to public health officials, over 85,000 young adults in Australia tested positive for at least one sexually transmitted disease.  What […]

Oral Chlamydia: Can Chlamydia infect your mouth?

Can I get Chlamydia from oral sex? The short answer is, “Yes.” The act of oral sex can and is responsible for the transmission and spread of many types of STD’s. The three most common STD’s that are transmitted by oral sex are Chlamydia, Syphilis, and Gonorrhea. In 2016, according to the CDC chlamydia was […]

What is Chlamydial Conjunctivitis?

In most cases unexpectedly, the bacteria Chlamydia can manifest in the person’s eye. And even though each infection involves a different bacteria subtype, it can manifest in both the inclusion conjunctivitis and trachoma form. What is Chlamydial Conjunctivitis? Chlamydial conjunctivitis is swelling and redness of the membrane that lines the inside of a person’s eyelid, […]

The History of Chlamydia

Also known as Chlamydia Trachomatis, this genital infection is known as one of the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infections on a worldwide level. According to the World Health Organization’s Chlamydia statistics (1999), the estimate is set at 92 million and growing. This is a terrifying number that needs to be reduced as soon as […]