Published in AIDS Weekly, May 31st, 2004
The sexually transmitted diseases Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea) cause substantial illness in the United States. In women, chlamydial and gonococcal infections may cause pelvic inflammatory disease, tubal infertility, chronic pelvic pain and ectopic pregnancy. Chlamydial infection may also be linked to cervical cancer. Chlamydial and gonococcal infections may increase susceptibility to and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus in both men and...
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