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Urine Test for Chlamydia Shown Effective in Men

... test could help reduce men's risk of persistent chlamydia infection and the likelihood of transmitting it ... partners, U.K. researchers report. Currently, chlamydia infection is diagnosed by nucleic acid ... research found that the urine test, called the chlamydia Rapid Test, provided fast and accurate results in ...

BD Announces CE Marking of BD ProbeTec™ Qx Amplified Assays to Improve Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae

... two most common sexually transmitted infections - chlamydia and gonorrhea. If left untreated, these ... the CE marking of the BD ProbeTec™ chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Qx Amplified DNA Assay and the ... two most common sexually transmitted infections - chlamydia and gonorrhea. If left untreated, these ...

MTV'S GYT Campaign Spurs Nationwide Movement to 'Get Yourself Tested'

... Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains conducted 2,754 chlamydia and gonorrhea tests, compared to the usual ... as part of general health care. Testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, two of the most commonly reported ... on screening for two of the most common STDs, chlamydia and Gonorrhea, and also for HIV, the most serious ...

Chlamydia may play role in a type of arthritis

... undifferentiated spondylarthritides (uSpA). Since chlamydia trachomatis or chlamydia pneumoniae (which are often asymptomatic) ... were asked if they had any known exposure to chlamydia trachomatis ...

Researchers design unique method to induce immunity to certain STDs

... chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial agent ... toward the development of a vaccine against chlamydia trachomatis infections, which can lead to ... by combining the vault with a part of the chlamydia organism," Kelly said. "We were able to design a ...

Less Than Half of Young Women Screened for Chlamydia

... while rates of testing for sexually transmitted chlamydia have risen since 2000, more than 50 percent of ... Data and Information Set. They found that chlamydia screening has charted a general rise -- from 25.3 ... reported. Hawaii reported the highest rate of chlamydia screening (57.8 percent), while Utah reported the ...

Low Chlamydia Screening Rates Spur Outreach to Health Professionals

... 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Screening rates for chlamydia remain low in the United States even though ... Partnership for Prevention and the National chlamydia Coalition, with support from the Centers for ... infection, and about half of pregnant women with chlamydia pass the infection to their newborns. An ...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Urges Greater Awareness of, Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

... age 15-24 accounted for 74 percent of the chlamydia and 59 percent of the gonorrhea reported in Pennsylvania, not including Philadelphia. STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea are major causes of infertility ... times higher than among Caucasians; chlamydia among African Americans was more than sixteen ...

PA Department of Health Urges Regular Screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

... in the number of reported cases of gonorrhea and chlamydia in 2007, highlighting the need for more regular ... increased 10 percent to 12,706 cases; while chlamydia increased by 7 percent to 42,469 cases. On ... Centers for Disease Control said that reported chlamydia cases nationwide set a new record of 1.1 million ...

U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High

... infected with the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and syphilis continues to rise, federal health officials reported Tuesday, with chlamydia infections hitting a record million-plus new ... The numbers, from 2007, show that cases of chlamydia as well as syphilis rose for the third year in a ...

New Roche Chlamydia Test Approved for Use in European Union

... Test offers more reliable detection of chlamydia trachomatis, the most commonly reported ... today that its new test for detection of chlamydia trachomatis has received CE Mark certification, ... a leading independent scientific journal, chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly ...

Biannual Antibiotics May Cut Major Cause of Blindness in Africa

... Ocular strain of chlamydia responds well to expanded treatment, report says ... ocular strain of the sexual transmitted disease chlamydia causes the contagious eye disease trachoma, the ... administrations. Elimination of ocular chlamydia has become a particularly important goal because ...

New rapid Chlamydia test could enable 'test and treat' strategy

... believe the test, which is able to detect chlamydia in less than 30 minutes and often much faster ... the developing world. The new rapid test for chlamydia has been developed by a team of researchers led ... and improves the sensitivity of rapid tests. chlamydia trachoma is the world's most prevalent sexually ...

Rogue bacteria involved in both heart disease and infertility

... he has identified how two different kinds of chlamydia can cause both coronary artery disease and ... By focusing on the immune system mechanisms in chlamydia infections, Azenabor has identified an important ... disease and infertility. The first mystery chlamydia pneumoniae is a microbe that normally causes ...

U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High

... Tuesday, with one infection in particular -- chlamydia - hitting a record million-plus new cases ... are undiagnosed and left untreated" In women, chlamydia and gonorrhea can lead to pelvic inflammatory ... Diseases in the United States, 2006 . chlamydia is the most common reportable infectious disease ...

Condoms May Reduce Herpes Risk

... the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, whether they prevent the transmission of HSV-2 has been ... transmitted infections like HIV, herpes, warts, hepatitis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis, but it's always been hard to show that in research studies," ...

Valuable New Resources for Treating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

... and sexually transmitted infection (STI) sections. Common STDs include chlamydia , genital herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, and genital warts (HPV). These ... Control and Prevention (CDC) stating that rates of certain STDs, including chlamydia and syphilis, appear to be rising in the United States. Sexually ...

BD and HandyLab Announce Exclusive Collaboration to Commercialize Molecular Assays

... lethal MRSA bacteria. BD is also a leader in molecular testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea with its BD ProbeTec(TM) chlamydia trachomatis (CT) Amplified DNA Assay and the BD ProbeTec(TM) Neisseria ...

Sagent Pharmaceuticals Announces U.S. FDA Approval of Azithromycin for Injection

... in the following conditions: community-acquired pneumonia due to chlamydia pneumoniae , Haemophilus influenzae , Legionella pneumophila , ... initial intravenous therapy and pelvic inflammatory disease due to chlamydia trachomatis , Neisseria gonorrhoeae , or Mycoplasma hominis in patients ...

Teenagers attending college less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior

... for acquiring a sexually transmitted infection. "HIV is a big risk. chlamydia can affect fertility. The prevalence of gonorrhea and chlamydia are increasing. And some forms of human papillomavirus are related to ...

Researchers explore the emerging role of infection in Alzheimer's disease

... newborns and chronic asthma in adults are both caused by Mycoplasmas and chlamydia pneumonia, while some other pathogens have been associated with ... by three articles presenting evidence on the involvement of spirochetes, chlamydia pneumoniae and Herpes simplex virus type 1 in AD. These are followed by a ...

Invention gives improved gene technology analysis

... quality assurance is thereby achieved with more reliable results. chlamydia test first Berg and Skaug were among the first in the world to show ... are an important source of false negative results in gene technology-based chlamydia tests. The scientists recognised the problem with incomplete quality ...

One in 4 Teen Girls Has a Sexually Transmitted Disease

... found very low prevalence of these diseases in this age group. HPV and chlamydia are the most common STDs found among teenage girls, Forhan said. "Almost ... 4 percent of teenaged girls had this STD, Forhan said. "The majority of chlamydia infections do not have symptoms. If left untreated, it can lead to pelvic ...

Gen-Probe Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2009

... and genetic testing products, and continued growth of the APTIMA Combo 2(R) assay, an amplified nucleic acid test (NAT) for simultaneously detecting chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae . Sales of our market-leading assay increased based on market share gains on both the Company's ...

Enigma Diagnostics Announces Signing of Patent Licenses With Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

... currently developing a series of highly multiplexed, HybProbe assays for its infectious disease programs including pandemic and seasonal influenza, chlamydia and MRSA. These tests will be combined with Enigma's revolutionary fully automated real-time PCR system, the Enigma ML (mini-laboratory), enabling ...

Kaiser Permanente Unveils the Nation's Most Wired Mobile Health Vehicle

... telemedicine regardless of the van's proximity to a clinic or hospital. The team can provide pap, pelvic and breast exams, urinalysis, gonorrhea and chlamydia testing, cholesterol, glucose and waive testing, urinalysis and immunization services. "The island of Hawaii's mammography screening rates are ...

Spanish prostitutes least likely to use condoms

... The conclusions of this study, published recently in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases , show the rate of HIV infection to be 1.8%, that of chlamydia trachomatis 5.5% and Neisseria gonorrhoeae 0.5%. The only differences were observed in the HIV infection rates, which were significantly higher among ...

Veterinarians at high risk for viral, bacterial infections from animals

... for various pathogens, including swine influenza, avian influenza and swine hepatitis E viruses; Brucella; Coxiella burnetii ; avian and feline chlamydia psittaci ; methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureus ; and Bartonella bacteria. Additionally, the review provided evidence that veterinarians could ...

Gen-Probe Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2009

... quarter of 2009 benefited from continued growth of the APTIMA Combo 2(R) assay, an amplified nucleic acid test (NAT) for simultaneously detecting chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC). Sales of this assay increased based on market share gains on both the Company's semi-automated ...

MTV Unwraps GYT: Get Yourself Tested

... social stigma keep many people from getting tested. Others may mistakenly believe they have been tested as part of general health care. Testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, two of the most commonly reported STDs, is easier than ever before with many clinics now offering urine-based tests. Rapid HIV tests ...

World Television Premiere Event: The Film 'Pedro' Airs on MTV, MTV Tr3s, mtvU & LOGO on Wednesday, April 1 at 8:00 PM ET/PT

... Americans (under 30) who account for a larger share of new infections than any other age group. Other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) - such as chlamydia and gonorrhea - are even more common, with one in two sexually active Americans being infected by age 25 - and most not knowing it. Since 1997, MTV ...

Gen-Probe Reports Strong Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008

... quarter of 2008 reflected the continued growth of the APTIMA Combo 2(R) assay, an amplified nucleic acid test (NAT) for simultaneously detecting chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC). Sales of this assay increased based on market share gains on both the Company's semi-automated ...

Kaiser Permanente Receives the Most Stars in California Office of Patient Advocate's Annual Quality Report Card

... earning excellent, four-star ratings in asthma care, diabetes care, checking for cancer, heart care, maternity care, mental health care, and chlamydia screening. The annual report, available online at http://www.HealthCareQuality.ca.gov , provides California consumers with side-by-side ...

Researchers to begin study aimed at helping Latino HIV patients

... than that for non-Latino whites. Rates of reportable sexually transmitted diseases also are higher among Latinos. In 2003, the rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis were 2.2, 4, and 2 times higher among Latinos than among non-Latino whites, respectively. Many southern states, including North ...

National Quality Forum Endorses National Consensus Standards Promoting Accountability and Public Reporting

... antiretroviral therapy* -- HIV RNA Control after six months of potent antiretroviral therapy* -- HIV/AIDS: TB screening* -- HIV/AIDS: chlamydia and gonorrhea screening* -- HIV/AIDS: Syphilis screening* -- HIV/AIDS: Hepatitis B screen* -- HIV/AIDS: Hepatitis B vaccination* -- HIV/AIDS: ...

HPV Vaccine for Boys? It Just Might Happen

... in 2006, there were increases in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in the United States, according to the CDC. More than 1.03 million cases of chlamydia were reported in 2006, up from 976,445 in 2005. Gonorrhea has increased for two years in a row, following a 74 percent decline in its reported rate ...

Researchers pilot new electronic system for infectious illness

... the completeness of information sent to health officials. In a one year period, the electronic system reported approximately 40 percent more cases of chlamydia and 50 percent more cases of gonorrhoea. In addition, the electronic system did a better job of reporting if the infected patient was pregnant and ...

Internet remedies for STIs pose significant public health hazard

... the treatment is bound to fail because the patient will be infected again and again. Patients can become unable to have children if gonorrhea and chlamydia are not properly treated. It may be easy and convenient to buy your own treatment on the internet but we think that people are taking significant ...

HPV vaccine does not appear to be effective for treating pre-existing HPV infection

... rates and efficacy of the vaccine, including time since sexual initiation, oral contraceptive use, cigarette smoking, and concomitant infection with chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae. These findings have important clinical implications. For example, in countries where HPV DNA testing is ...
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