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Term: Chlamydia

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-10-16


A sexually transmitted infection (STI) that, if left untreated, may increase the risk of contracting Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), as well as infertility, epididymitis in males, or ectopic pregnancy and pelvic inflammatory disease in females (Chin, 2000; Dickerson et al., 1996).

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  • Chin J. Control of communicable diseases manual. 17th Edition. Washington, D.C: American Public Health Association; 2000.(View)
  • Dickerson MB, Johnston J, Delea TE, White A, Andrews E. The casual role for genital ulcer disease as a risk factor for transmission of human-immunodeficiency virus: An application of the Bradford Hill Criteria. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1996;23(5):429-440.(View)

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  • Brownell M, Chartier M, Santos R, Ekuma O, Au W, Sarkar J, MacWilliam L, Burland E, Koseva I, Guenette W. How are Manitoba's Children Doing? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] [Updates and Errata] [Additional Materials] (View)
  • Lix L, Smith M, Azimaee M, Dahl M, Nicol P, Burchill C, Burland E, Goh C, Schultz J, Bailly A. A Systematic Investigation of Manitoba's Provincial Laboratory Data. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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