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Zithromax Chemical Structure
Screening For Chlamydia Underused. Chlamydia Infection Is Easy To Determine And Treat

Proceed To Article Chlamydia Screening Underused: US Rate Stands At Under 35%
Less than one-third of primary care physicians have made screening for chlamydia a part of their routine practice. Seven years ago, an official recommendation was issued that stated all sexually active adolescent girls and young women should be tested form Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection. More...

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Two recent medical advances constitute important breakthroughs in controlling the chlamydia infections: a new drug treatment to cure chlamydia in a single oral dose, and a urine-based screening test that, unlike other tests, does not require a swab sample of cells from the genital area. More...

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Chlamydial infection is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States today. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 4 million new cases occur each year. The highest rates of chlamydial infection are in 15- to 19-year-old adolescents regardless of demographics or location. More...

Proceed To Article Azithromycin (Zithromax ®) Prescribing Information - The One Day Cure For Chlamydial Infection
Azithromycin (Zithromax ®), the one-day cure for chlamydia infection, contains the active ingredient azithromycin, an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics, for oral administration. More...

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Guidelines for Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
These guidelines for the treatment of patients who have sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) were developed by CDC staff members after consultation with a group of invited experts who met in Atlanta on February 10-12, 1997. The information in this report updates the "1993 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines and will be replaced in the Fall of 2000. More...

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