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Genital chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection worldwide, and can have serious long-term sequelae. Numerous countries invest substantially in testing but evidence for programs' effectiveness is inconclusive. It is important to understand the effects of testing programs in different groups of people.
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Name: Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)
Women engaging in compensated dating is one of the at risk group of HIV infection due to multiple sexual partnerships and risky sexual practices. The present study examined the prevalence of HIV testi...
Serological assays can be used to investigate the population burden of infection and potentially sequelae from Chlamydia. We investigated the PGP3 ELISA as a sero-epidemiological tool for infection or...
Chlamydial-induced cystitis in the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is currently treated by antibiotics. However, while reducing the chlamydial load, this treatment can also lead to gastrointestinal com...
The obligate intracellular pathogen (Ctr) is the causative agent of the most common form of sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Genital infections with can lead to inflammatory tissue...
Cognitive-psychosocial and other factors may affect participation in HIV testing, particularly by Hispanic/Latino gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in the U.S. South, a region h...
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI), especially among young women. Up to 75% of C. trachomatis infected women are asymptomati...
The purpose of this study is to determine if, among women who were treated for a prior chlamydial infection, home-based, self-collected vaginal swabs can increase rescreening for chlamydia...
Social impairment is one of the core symptoms in first episode psychosis and a part of its diagnostic criteria. Social impairment not only affects families and working performance but also...
Trachoma is the world's leading cause of preventable blindness. This disease, caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, is endemic in many parts of the developing world. In 1990s we evaluated the ...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether regular screening (every 2 months) and treatment for bacterial vaginosis (BV [infection of the vagina]) will reduce the number of incidenc...
A disease of the CARDIAC MUSCLE developed subsequent to the initial protozoan infection by TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI. After infection, less than 10% develop acute illness such as MYOCARDITIS (mostly in children). The disease then enters a latent phase without clinical symptoms until about 20 years later. Myocardial symptoms of advanced CHAGAS DISEASE include conduction defects (HEART BLOCK) and CARDIOMEGALY.
A psychoanalytic therapy wherein each social transaction is analyzed to determine the involved ego state (whether parent-like, child-like, or adult-like) as a basis for understanding behavior.
The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding. (American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed) Includes understanding by a patient or research subject of information disclosed orally or in writing.
Behavior exhibited by individuals who are overly suspicious, but without the constellation of symptoms characteristic of paranoid personality disorder or paranoid type of schizophrenia.
An interdisciplinary science concerned with studies of the biological bases of behavior - biochemical, genetic, physiological, and neurological - and applying these to the understanding and treatment of mental illness.
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