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More than HIV to concern with.
Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)|
HIV and AIDS Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a virus that attacks the immune system resulting in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS.
Chancroid A treatable bacterial infection that causes painful sores.
Chlamydia A bacterial infection that often causes no symptoms but can have serious consequences, such as infertility, if not treated.
Crabs Also known as pediculosis pubis, crabs are parasites or bugs that live on the pubic hair in the genital area.
Gonorrhea A treatable bacterial infection of the penis, vagina, or anus that causes pain or aburning feeling as well as a pus-like discharge. Also known as "the clap."
Hepatitis A disease that affects the liver. There are more than four types.
Hepatitis A and B have vaccines available to prevent infection.
Herpes Genital herpes is a recurrent skin condition that can cause skin irritations in the genital region (anus, vagina, penis).
Human Papillomavirus / Genital Warts Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that affects the skin in the genital area, as well as a female's cervix. Depending on the type of HPV involved, symptoms can be in the form of wart-like growths, or abnormal cell changes.
Molluscum Contagiosum Molluscum Contagiosum is a skin disease that is caused by a virus, usually causing lesions or bumps.
Nongonococcal Urethritis (NGU) Nongonococcal urethritis (or NGU) is a treatable bacterial infection of the urethra (the tube within the penis), often times associated with chlamydia.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease An infection of the female reproductive organs by chlamydia, gonorrhea, or other bacteria. Also known as PID.
Scabies Scabies is a treatable skin disease that is caused by a parasite.
Syphilis A treatable bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body and affect the heart, brain, nerves if not treated. Also known as "syph."
Caused by different germs including yeast and trichomoniasis, vaginitis is an infection of the vagina resulting in itching, burning, vaginal discharge, and an odd odor.