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USPSTF urges screening young women for chlamydia, gonorrhea

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea for all sexually active women aged 24 years and younger and for women older than 25 years at increased risk for ...

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Study tracks chlamydia trachomatis infection in Sweden

Chlamydia trachomatis infection is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI), with about 127 million new cases estimated annually worldwide. Since it is an asymptomatic infection, individuals may carry ...

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Chlamydia, gonorrhea rates up among young women in the US

(HealthDay)—There has been an age shift in positivity for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae among women, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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CDC: Rates of STIs up from 2016 to 2018 among women giving birth

(HealthDay)—From 2016 to 2018, the rates of three sexually transmitted infections (STIs) increased among women giving birth, according to the March 26 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers ...

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Chlamydia in testicular tissue linked to male infertility

The potential impact of undiagnosed sexually transmitted chlamydia infection on men's fertility has been highlighted in a QUT-led study, which for the first time found chlamydia in the testicular tissue biopsies of infertile ...

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Why it's proving hard to eliminate the eye disease trachoma by 2020

Trachoma is a disease that can cause blindness and visual impairment in about 1.9 million people every year. Poor communities in rural areas of countries in Africa, Central and South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle ...

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WHO alarmed at STD spread in the era of dating apps

The World Health Organization expressed alarm Thursday at the lack of progress on curbing sexually transmitted diseases, while one of its experts warned of complacency as dating apps are spurring sexual activity.

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