Chlamydia test

Chlamydia test

a microscopic examination or blood test used to determine the presence of the many Chlamydia species that cause human diseases such as respiratory tract infections, sexually transmitted disease, eye disease, genital and urethral infections, and pelvic inflammatory disease.
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Over two days more than 2,000 young people aged between 15 and 24 took a chlamydia test at this year's Evolution festival making the record bid a triumph.
2) Only 40 percent of sexually active women aged 15 to 21 reported having had a chlamydia test in the past 12 months.
Significantly lower percentages of females who reported that they would not seek sexual and reproductive health care because of concerns that their parents might find out received a chlamydia test in the past 12 months (17.
The PIFA PLUSS Chlamydia test, based on the firm's particle immunofiltration assay technology, reports findings within five minutes and can be performed in various settings, such as doctors' offices, clinics and school or university health centres.
The sexual health screening cohort included only girls who were getting the Pap smear and chlamydia test because they were considered to be sexually active.
However, a chlamydia test can also be performed on a swab of the cervix collected as part of a pelvic exam or a urethral swab collected on males.
We process chlamydia test results for around 36,000 people each year.
During 2009, 219,319 young women accessed PACT services; 74% of those had a chlamydia test in the past 12 months, leaving 25% (55,915) untested at the 2009 visit.
The variables studied were age, place of birth, gestational age at first visit, gravidity, age at first coitus, number of sexual partners, tobacco use, Papanicolaou smear results, and cervical gonorrhea and Chlamydia test results.
According to the Lloyds Pharmacy study, men who took a chlamydia test were twice as likely to have the infection as women.
Summary: Men who took a chlamydia test were twice as likely to have the infection as women, according to new research.
So if you're offered a chlamydia test this year, don't stick your head in the sand.