The latest research into immunisation against chlamydia comes from the University of Texas (UT) Health San Antonio.
“This research emphasizes the pre-exposure of chlamydia to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract as a vaccine,” said Guangming Zhong, M.D., Ph.D., professor at UT Health San Antonio.
“The protection is very robust and is across tissues, which is called transmucosal immunity. Protected sites include the genital tract and the lungs”, said Dr. Zhong.
Dr. Zhong is exploring the possibility that this discovery will lead to the development of an oral vaccine against chlamydia.
In the meantime, prevention by the strict use of condoms, is the cornerstone of chlamydia prevention.
Stop the spread of chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases/infections (STDs/STIs). It is important to be aware that infection with multiple STDs and re-infection are possible. In addition, STDs may not present with symptoms in some people. Get tested for STDs regularly if you are at risk. Encourage your partners to be tested as well.
Chlamydia and STDs may be treated effectively.
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