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Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more
Totally different: The antibodies have totally different specificities.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The antibody testing for Herpes simplex is usually accurate, but distinguishing between Types 1 & 2 may be problematic depending upon the test employed. Herpes can produce ocular infection and if you have these symptoms you should be seen by an ophthalmologist immediately, before your vision may be permanently affected. ...Read more
Can LGV Chlamydia be detected by the Quest lab antibody test that checks for L2 igM igA igG for C. Trachamatis. Is this accur. For LGV at 5 months. ?
Accurate, but why?: Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is caused primarily by a particular type of chlamydia, called L2. The Quest test is very accurate; a negative result 5 months after exposure or possible symptoms is strong evidence against LGV. But why be tested? Symptoms? Partner w/ possible LGV? In the US, LGV occurs almost entirely in gay men; there have been few or no cases in women for the past half century. ...Read more
Does strong and weak immune system and antibodies can show a different result for the HSV 1&2 and chlamydia? Girl (+) hsv2 IgG & chlmdia igg, boy (-)
Limited usefulness: Just because someone has antibodies doesn't make them contagious or even mean that they have lesions. Antibodies stay around after recovery. And if the lovers are using barrier protection, he probably won't catch her herpes simplex even if she does have infectious lesions. ...Read more
Azithro, doxy: You're in Ukraine, right? Get professionally evaluated if possible. Chlamydia, nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), and to some extent gonorrhea cause similar symptoms, and gonorrhea requires different treatment. The main treatments for chlamydia and NGU are azithromycin 1 gram, single dose; or doxycycline (or another tetracycline) for 7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i continue the previous antibiotic i was taking before finding out I have chlamydia after taking the antibiotic to treat the chlamydia?
Depends: The most common treatments for Chlamydia are azithromycin or doxyzycline. The length of treatment depends on which drug you are on. The Doxycycline is usually twice per day for 7 days (some advocate 10 days). It is important to abstain from sex for two weeks during and after treatment and it is VERY important that sexual partners get treated as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No, men should be: Treated with antibiotics just as women are. ...Read more
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