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What is the transmission rate of chlamydia from female to male in a one time exposure when the female is taking azithromycin?

What is the transmission rate of chlamydia from female to male in a one time exposure when the female is taking azithromycin?

Chlamydia: One should consider the male in this situation is 100% likely to get chlamydia if he inserts his penis into your vagina. You should consider yourself contagious until 48 hours after taking azithromycin. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

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


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If the symptoms of throat Chlamydia subside on their own, how long until the risk of oral transmission is gone?

If the symptoms of throat Chlamydia subside on their own, how long until the risk of oral transmission is gone?

Not chlamydia: The premise is wrong: Although chlamydia can infect the throat, it's uncommon; and when it happens, no symptoms occur. Even if you had a positive oral chlamydia test, it wasn't the cause of your sore throat or any other symptoms. With or without symptoms, you can certainly continue to transmit it until you have been treated. ...Read more

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Chlamydia treated, infidelity probably oral transmission. Now stomach noise , canker sore, stress, single bump on my arm, lost 5 pounds, no sleep y?

Chlamydia treated, infidelity probably oral transmission. Now  stomach noise , canker sore, stress, single bump on my arm, lost 5 pounds, no sleep y?

Please Clarify: There is not a clear question here. It surely sounds like you have a lot to ask. Please make each question specific and separate each question. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chlamydia be trasmitted by other ways besides sexual transmition?

Is it possible for chlamydia be trasmitted by other ways besides sexual transmition?

Chlamydia : Chlamydia trachomatis is the sexually transmitted chlamydial infection that is also transmitted to a newborn infant through vaginal birth as well. This is why babies get medication in the eyes after birth. This is the one most people refer to when saying "chlamydia". There are a couple of other chlamydias that most lay people are unaware of. One is psittacosis, which is from bird droppings. ...Read more

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What is chlamydia?

What is chlamydia?

A kind of bacteria: Chlamydia is a bacteria. The the most common types are transmitted sexually, i.e. it's an STD. In some developing countries, some chlamydia types cause eye infections in children and are passed nonsexually by contact with infected people, by contact with shared clothing or sheets, and by flies. A related germ called Chlamydophila causes bronchitis and pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia cureable?

Is chlamydia cureable?

Yes: Chlamydia is curable with the appropriate antibiotics. However, all sexual partners must be evaluated and treated as well, to prevent a reinfection. ...Read more

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Can you cure chlamydia?

Can you cure chlamydia?

Yes: Chlamydia is a bacterial infection and is treated with a single dose of azithromycin. ...Read more

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How can you get chlamydia?

Unprotected sex : Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection passed by transmitting body fluids from one person to another. Chlamydia can be acquired through vaginal, anal and oral sex. You can not catch chlamydia through casual contact. Avoiding intercourse is the only 100% way to protect yourself. Condoms are very effective in decreasing the risk. ...Read more

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Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more