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Urine Test for Chlamydia Shown Effective in Men

Experts say quick results make it better than existing methods,, TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test could help reduce men's risk of persistent chlamydia infection and the likelihood of transmitting it to their sex partners, U.K. researchers report. Currently, c...

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

This next-generation BD Viper System with XTR technology enables laboratories to process a higher volume of tests automatically from swabs or urine samples, with significantly less labour and more reliable test results. This improvement in process efficiency may lead to a higher number of accurat...

Low Chlamydia Screening Rates Spur Outreach to Health Professionals

Untreated infections cause infertility, ectopic pregnancy WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Screening rates for chlamydia remain low in the United States even though failure to identify this sexually transmitted disease and treat infected women can lead to infertility, ectopi...

U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High

Million-plus cases reported; women and minorities disproportionately affected, CDC says TUESDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans newly infected with the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and syphilis continues to rise, federal health officials reported Tuesday...

New Roche Chlamydia Test Approved for Use in European Union

Test offers more reliable detection of Chlamydia trachomatis, the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease in Europe. PLEASANTON, Calif., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today that its new test for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis has received CE Mark certification,...

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

Wellcome Trust-funded researchers have successfully completed the clinical trial for a new rapid test for the sexually transmitted infection Chlamydia. The researchers believe the test, which is able to detect Chlamydia in less than 30 minutes and often much faster could be a valuable addition t...

U.S. Chlamydia Infections Hit All-Time High

Million-plus cases reported, as gonorrhea, syphilis rates rise for 2nd year in a row, CDC says TUESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The number of Americans newly infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) continues to rise, federal health officials reported Tuesday, with one i...

Less Than Half of Young Women Screened for Chlamydia

Sexually active females risk infertility, ectopic pregnancy from the infection, CDC warns,,,, THURSDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- A nationwide assessment of screening data finds that while rates of testing for sexually transmitted chlamydia have risen since 2000, more than 50 perce...

Recurring Chlamydia Infections Common in Teenage Girls

New Haven, Conn. — Recurring chlamydia infections are prevalent in young women ages 14-19, according to a Yale Department of Epidemiology and Public Health// (EPH) study published by Linda Niccolai, assistant professor in the division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, in the Archives of Pediat...

A Combined Research for Producing Chlamydia Vaccine Begins

Researchers at San Antonio's South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID) and at San Antonio Health Science Center// (UTHSC) have come together in a combined effort to discover a vaccine that will prevent Chlamydia. Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by ...

Newly Identified Strains Of Chlamydia Trachomatis – A Gateway To New Disease

Chlamydia trachomatis, a bacterium, which is one of the leading cause for sexually transmitted diseases and the second leading cause for blindness globally, is said to be// evolving at a rate faster than scientists would have imagined. The scientists from Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Insti...

Mouse Model Demonstrates Immune System Reaction In Chlamydia Infection

Harvard Medical School (HMS) researchers have mapped out the way immune system in mouse models responds to germs in the genital tract //during the initial stage of Chlamydia trachomatis infection. The study is published in the July 24 early edition online of the Proceedings of the National Academy ...

Home Chlamydia Test

If you can’t wait for a appointment a local clinic now you can take a simple test in your home, with clear results in 10 minutes// Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK. It often causes no symptoms, and can be passed on to others without knowing. However, compli...

Huge demand for high street chlamydia tests

Boots pharmacies have handed out over 6,000 chlamydia testing kits across London in the first month of a pilot scheme aimed at tackling the silent sex disease. It is part of the National // Chlamydia Screening Program which last year revealed as many as one in nine of 16-24 year-olds could ha...

UK Govt Says On Course For National Chlamydia Screening

The British government has said it is on track to roll-out a nationwide screening programme for chlamydia, the sexually transmitted disease which can cause infertility in both sexes//. So far nearly 80,000 people have been screened for the disease, which is difficult to detect but is easy to c...

One In Nine Young Women Diagnosed With Chlamydia Infection

Chlamydia infections could be the culprit for infertility in women according to a recent research study. Alarmingly, screening programme has found that one in nine young people are infected with the microorganism. It is feared that the number of cases in 16-24 year-olds may be far higher//. The...

Increasing awareness of sexually transmitted infection chlamydia

Chlamydia a common sexually transmitted disease known to be covert in most cases yet notorious in causing serious setbacks to health in both sexes is now more discussed// about and people seem to be aware of it more and more. according to figures released this week in a report published by the Off...

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 semi-automate...

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

...is 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 fas...

Condoms May Reduce Herpes Risk

...es 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 less...ually transmitted infections like HIV, herpes, warts, hepatitis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis, but it's always been hard to show that in research studies," ...

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

...o 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 al...

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 average...ested as part of general health care. Testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, two of the most commonly reported S...asis on screening for two of the most common STDs, chlamydia and Gonorrhea, and also for HIV, the most serious ...

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 ...

Valuable New Resources for Treating Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

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

BD and HandyLab Announce Exclusive Collaboration to Commercialize Molecular Assays

...ntially 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 ...

Veterinarians at high risk for viral, bacterial infections from animals

...risk 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

...rst 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 in...

Chlamydia may play role in a type of arthritis

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

Researchers design unique method to induce immunity to certain STDs

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

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 c...

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

...ividuals 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 amon...even times higher than among Caucasians; chlamydia among African Americans was more than sixteen time...

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

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

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 a...

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

...urth 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 in...

PA Department of Health Urges Regular Screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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

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

...services, 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 compa...

Researchers to begin study aimed at helping Latino HIV patients

...ter 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 Carolina,...

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

...bed potent 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

...nd, 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 fo...

Teenagers attending college less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior

...times 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 cervi...
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