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Opportunistic chlamydia screening 'not underpinned by sound evidence'

The value of opportunistic chlamydia screening is called into question in this week's B... how uncritical acceptance of the effectiveness of chlamydia screening in Sweden and the United States led to the funding of the National Chlamydia Screening Pro...

Blacks hit hardest by HIV infection among nation's young adults

...ates of syphilis are 12 times greater and rates of chlamydia are about five times greater. "We need to understand the mechanism that controls the spread of these pathogens. The persistent differentials across a wide range of disease suggests a common mechanism," she said. Morris added that recent research s...

College freshmen at high risk for chlamydia infection

...almost 70 percent more likely to test positive for chlamydia than students between 20 and 24 years of age, acco...la. His effort is the first regional evaluation of chlamydia prevalence on college campuses. The screening, conducted by student health centers in April 2004, in...

Pregnancy, not high-risk behavior, predictor of STD testing among newly homeless youth

...omeless youth in general, as many diseases such as chlamydia and genital herpes may be asymptomatic. The researchers also found that while STD testing rates were similar for both boys and girls (46 percent), girls were likelier to have positive test results (46 percent vs. 9 percent), most likely because they ...

Teens unaware of sexually transmitted diseases until they catch one, Carnegie Mellon study finds

...r a woman more susceptible to cervical cancer, and chlamydia can lead to infertility. A 2004 study, involving the same group of adolescent girls, found that those who viewed an interactive sex education DVD created by Carnegie Mellon researchers were more likely to become abstinent than girls who did not see t...

New study: Sexually transmitted disease treatment can be effectively administered by sex partners

...nfectious Diseases, now available online. Men with chlamydia or gonorrhea were more likely to see and talk to t...e men had all had a diagnosis of urethritis due to chlamydia and/or gonorrhea infection, and most reported two or more sex partners. The men were each randomly a...

Bacterial infection associated with heart attack in young men

...eded to confirm the link. "We don't understand how chlamydia fits into the pathogenesis of [heart attacks]," she said. "We don't fully understand why we're seeing this association on a biologic level." Past studies of C. pneumoniae's relation to heart attack have had conflicting results--some show an associati...

Teens believe oral sex is safer, more acceptable to peers

...fection with sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia and HIV, and accurately ranked this risk less than with vaginal sex. However, one in seven participants thought that the risk of STDs from oral sex would be zero. The UCSF researchers noted other studies that show a general misperception that oral se...

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