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  • Questions About Bacterial Vaginosis

    The Most Common Questions About Bacterial Vaginosis

    Bacterial vaginosis tends to affect women of childbearing age. Activities that change the balance of bacteria in the vagina, such as sexual intercourse or frequent douching, can increase a person’s risk. In some cases, there are no symptoms. In other cases, there may be abnormal vaginal discharge, itching, or odor. Treatment can include prescription cream, […] More

  • Questions About Chlamydia

    The Most Common Questions About Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease. It is caused by bacteria called Chlamydiatrachomatis. It can infect both men and women. Women can get chlamydia in the cervix, rectum, or throat. Men can get chlamydia in the urethra (inside the penis), rectum, or throat. Chlamydia affects people of all ages but is most common in young women. Many who have […] More

  • Questions About Chancroid

    The Most Common Questions About Chancroid

    Chancroid is a bacterial infection that causes open sores on or around the genitals of men and women. It’s a type of sexually transmitted disease (STD), which means it’s transmitted through sexual contact. It’s rarely seen in the United States. Where is chancroid most common? Globally, it has been surpassed by herpes simplex virus (HSV) type […] More

  • Questions About Gonorrhea


    The Most Common Questions About Gonorrhea

    Symptoms include painful urination and abnormal discharge from the penis or vagina. Men may experience testicular pain and women may experience pain in the lower belly. In some cases, gonorrhea has no symptoms. Regular screening can help detect instances when an infection is present despite having no symptoms. Gonorrhea can be treated with antibiotics such […] More

  • Questions About Syphilis


    The Most Common Questions About Syphilis

    Syphilis develops in stages, and symptoms vary with each stage. The first stage involves a painless sore on the genitals, rectum, or mouth. After the initial sore heals, the second stage is characterized by a rash. Then, there are no symptoms until the final stage which may occur years later. This final stage can result […] More

  • Questions About Hepatitis

    The Most Common Questions About Hepatitis

    Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis. The type of hepatitis is named for the virus that causes it; for example, hepatitis A, hepatitis B orhepatitis C. Drug or alcohol use can also cause hepatitis. How do u know if u have hepatitis? If you develop hepatitis C symptoms soon after infection, you might also have these symptoms: nausea or vomiting. stomach pain. joint or […] More

  • Questions about STDs


    The Most Common Questions About STDs

    An infection transmitted through sexual contact, caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. There are dozens of STDs. Some STDs, such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, are spread mainly by sexual contact. Other diseases, including Zika and Ebola, can be spread sexually but are more often spread through ways other than sex. What is difference between STI and […] More

  • Questions about Herpes

    The Most Common Questions About Herpes

    Is HSV 1 a STD? Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV–1) is a strain of the herpes simplex virus. People may believe that HSV–1 is the same thing as “oral herpes,” and that it always causes cold sores to appear on the mouth or facial region, but that’s not always true. How do you get a herpes virus? Herpes simplex type 1, which is transmitted […] More

  • Questions about HPV


    The Most Common Questions About HPV

    HPV stands for human papillomavirus. It’s the most common sexually transmitted infection. HPV is usually harmless and goes away by itself, but some types can lead to cancer or genital warts. Does everyone have HPV? About 14 million people become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that almost every person who is sexually-active will get HPV at some time in […] More

  • STDs List To Know

    STDs List: To Know About Sexually Transmitted Disease

    Here are some common STDs and sexually-associated diseases that you should be knowledgeable about. View our detailed STDs list to learn about STD/STI symptoms, treatments, and how to protect yourself. The List Of STDs HIV/AIDS Hepatitis Chancroid Trichomoniasis Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Genital Warts Herpes Gonorrhea Chlamydia Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Syphilis Scabies Pubic“Crab”Lice Pelvic Inflammatory […] More