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April is STD Awareness Month. Twenty million new sexually transmitted disease cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. If you are sexually active, you are at risk of infection.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants you to arm yourself with the facts about STDs and talk to your healthcare provider. Know the risks, symptoms and steps you can take to protect yourself. Many STDs are curable, and all are treatable.

Woman’s Hospital wants to remind you the early detection of cancer could save your life. Your annual gynecological checkup should include a complete “well woman” exam. Regular pelvic exams including Pap tests are suggested among a list of preventative health screenings for women.

PAP TEST AND PELVIC EXAM 

To screen for abnormalities that could indicate pre- or early cervical cancer Every 2 years from ages 21 to 30 Every 3 years for women age 30 and older who have had three

Chlamydia Test - Bookshelf


Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
1024 pages
Delmar's Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

Chlamydia. (kluh-MID-ee-uh) (chlamydia antibodies; chlamydia antibody IgG test; chlamydia culture; chlamydia group titer; chlamydia test) Type of Test: Blood; culture; urine Body Systems and Functions: Reproductive system Normal Findings: Chlamydia trachomatis: no growth of pathological organisms in cell culture or no evidence of organism under microscopic evaluation. Chlamydia psittaci, C. pneumoniae: no antibodies present in serological tests. Test Results Time ...

Delmar's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests
96 pages
Delmar's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

2. Evaluates abnormal discharges and itching. 5. Identifies the signs and symptoms of bacterial STDs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes simplex virus. Nursing Care: Before Test: Explain the test procedure and the purpose of the test. Assess the client's knowledge of the test. Place client in dorsal lithotomy position. Drape client appropriately. During Test: Adhere to standard precautions. Provide emotional support if test causes discomfort. After Test: Provide privacy for client.

Women and Health
1632 pages
Women and Health

Of the 1,719 positive chlamydia PCR tests of sexually active females aged 12À60 years, only 38% were found to have mucopus, 21% friability, and 16% cervical ectopy.70 Forty-two percent of females with a positive chlamydia test had a normal examination documented. Another study of 1,583 women attending college health and STD clinics found that only 67% of 153 females with a positive chlamydia cervical culture had signs of cervicitis on examination.71 Microscopic examination ...

Chlamydia's Quick Cure: Fight Against ‘Silent’ STD Includes New Screening Test, OneDose Drug Chlamydia's Quick Cure: Fight Against ‘Silent’ STD Includes New Screening Test, OneDose Drug

The three major types of nonculture tests are: • Direct fluorescent antibody test. This oldest altemative to culture uses a scientific method called staining to make chlamydia easier to spot under a microscope. DFA can give quicker results than culture and can be performed on specimens taken from the eye, cervix or penis. • Enzyme immunoassays. This test to detect the presence of the cells of C. trachomatis comes in some forms that allow use in small, unsophisticated laboratories that ...

Chlamydia Infections: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition, ScholarlyBrief
66 pages
Chlamydia Infections: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2013 Edition, ScholarlyBrief

According to news reporting originating in Atlanta, Georgia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “The objective of this study was to determine the optimal time interval for a repeated Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) test. The authors used claims data for US women aged 1525 years who were enrolled in commercial health insurance plans in the MarketScan database between 2002 and 2006.” The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Center for Disease ...

Chlamydia Test - News


Chlamydia test training for practices 'boosts screening rates'
Practices given training and support designed to encourage testing saw a 40% rise in chlamydia cases detected among young people, researchers from Public Health England (PHE) found. Testing rates more than doubled in the most active practices.

Sacramento County To Offer Home STD Tests For Chlamydia, Gonorrhea
Sacramento County To Offer Home STD Tests For Chlamydia, Gonorrhea SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento County's health department will begin distributing a take-home STD test for women that won't cost users a penny. The city has one of the highest rates of STDs in the state, and it keeps going up every year. Now a new 

GP chlamydia screening intervention boosts test rates
A trial of a new chlamydia screening intervention in GP practices has led to a 76% rise in opportunistic screening test rates, according to a study published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. The chlamydia screening intervention

A new approach to stopping the silent chlamydia epidemic
Chlamydia is often asymptomatic, which means people with the disease may not know they have it, even though it's easily detectable through a urine test and treatable with antibiotics. Because it is often asymptomatic, chlamydia causes little immediate

Yourwellness Magazine Explores Symptoms and Tests of Chlamydia
Young people in Sweden are increasingly self-medicating against sexually transmitted diseases by buying antibiotics on the internet, it was reported on the 5th of August. Health workers have warned against this, arguing that diseases such as chlamydia