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Australia’s Chlamydial Pursuits

As a researcher working in sexual health, I try to keep an ear to the ground with regard to developments in the STI realm. Regardless of one’s personal or professional interests, however, it is difficult to ignore the spotlight that has been shining on chlamydia in recent times. From posters on public toilet doors, to plotlines on Australia’s second-favourite evening soap, one can certainly argue that chlamydia is Australia’s STI du jour. As I am currently devoting my professional life to chlamydia-specific research, I must disclose that the chlamydia fervor is subsidizing my lifestyle. But aside from funding my penchant for fine cheeses and late-night Etsy binges, there are a number of reasons why chlamydia is deservedly the focus of national attention. Continue Reading →

The Easiest Chlamydia Test You’ll Ever Take

Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI and in my work as a sex educator, I’ve heard a lot of myths and misconceptions about this little bacterium. For many of us born in the 1980s and 90s, STI education focused primarily on HIV – understandably so, since HIV is a much more serious infection. Chlamydia sometimes gets left out because it’s non-lethal, but a little extra knowledge can go a long way. Here’s a short quiz to test your chlamydia IQ: Continue Reading →

Testing and Treatment for Chlamydia

As this article from the Baltimore Sun suggests, rising rates of sexually transmissible infections (STI) do not always mean that there are so many more cases – sometimes it means that testing is better. Case in point: the old school way of sticking a swab in men’s urethras (ouch!) kept a lot of men from going to get tested. Now that most clinics are moving toward using urine samples for testing,  more men are going in and getting tested. And thank goodness!  A few key things to know about chlamydia: Continue Reading →