You can get tested for sexually transmitted infections from a health clinic, your doctor’s office or at-home testing kits. Testing for STIs may require samples from your blood or urine or an oral or genital swab. Read more: How Do You Get Tested for STIs? Article
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Related Disease Conditions
STDs in Men
Symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in men include painful urination, bumps or sores on the penis, and penile discharge and itching. Learn about the most common STDs in men.
Do Cold Sores Mean You Have an STD?
Having a cold sore does not necessarily mean you have an STD. Most cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which typically is not transmitted by sexual contact.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in women include gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital herpes, and HPV infection (genital warts). Learn about types, symptoms, and treatment.
What Are the Top 10 STDs?
According to the American Social Health Organization, each year one out of four teens in the United States develops a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Half of all sexually active young adults get an STD by the age of 25 years.
What Do Herpes Sores Look Like at Different Stages?
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) and simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) are the two types of herpes virus and will look different as they develop during five stages.
Yeast infections vs. STDs in Men and Women
Can You Have a Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Without Having an STD?
In about 10% of cases, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) may occur without having an STD. The majority of PID is sexually transmitted. The most common causative microorganisms of PID are sexually transmitted and include gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas and mycoplasma.
STDs: Common Symptoms
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are transmitted during vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Symptoms may include genital sores, unusual discharge, pain during sex or urination, and itching or discomfort.
What Are the Symptoms of STD In Females?
Many women may not show any symptoms of STDs and may be unaware of the need for treatment.
How Bad Does It Hurt to Pee With Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a common bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis and can be a cause painful urination.
Can You Get Cervicitis Without an STD?
While sexually transmitted infections (STI) are the leading cause of cervicitis, the condition can also be caused by allergies, injuries and other noninfectious causes.
When Should I Test for HIV?
The CDC recommends everyone between 13 and 64 should get tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at least once in their lifetime. If you've had unprotected sex with a new or multiple partners, pregnant women, intravenous drug users, are being treated for a STD, have tuberculosis, or hepatitis, are also reasons to get screened and tested.
What Causes Sores on Your Genitals?
Genital sores or genital ulcers can occur because of several causes, the most common being sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Treatments
If you are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD), you must take and observe the following precautions.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Pregnancy (STDs)
When you are pregnant, many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be especially harmful to you and your baby. These STDs include herpes, HIV/AIDS, genital warts (HPV), hepatitis B, chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. Symptoms include bumps, sores, warts, swelling, itching, or redness in the genital region. Treatment of STDs while pregnant depends on how far along you are in the pregnancy and the progression of the infection.
What Are STDs?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are diseases that a person can get by having sex with someone who has an STD.
STD Symptoms for Women
Many women may not show any symptoms of STDs and may be unaware of the need for treatment. Women experiencing problems must seek gynecological advice.
Treatment & Diagnosis
Prevention & Wellness
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- 1 in 5 Americans Has an STD: CDC
- How Common Are STDs? Most People Have No Clue
- Shaving 'Down There' Won't Raise STD Risks: Study
- STDs: A Serious Health Threat at Every Age
- STD Rates Continue to Climb in U.S.
- Why More Teens Aren't Getting Protection Against Common STD
- Pubic Grooming Tied to Higher STD Rates
- Antibiotics Overprescribed for Possible STDs: Study
- Another STD Spurs Concern
- CDC: Too Few Schools Teach Prevention of HIV, STDs, Pregnancy
- Gay 'Hook-Up' Apps Tied to Higher STD Infection Rates: Study
- STD Education Must Start Long Before Kids Engage in Sex
- Talking to Partners About STDs Often Awkward: Survey
- Counseling With HIV Testing May Not Help Prevent Future STDs
- Women May Have Natural Defense Against Common STD
- Millions of Americans Have an STD: Report
- Sex and the Elderly: STD Risk Often Ignored
- Chlamydia Tops STDs Reported to CDC
- STD Complication May Double Infertility Risk
- STD Trichomonas May Be More Common Than Thought
- Youths With STDs May Not Admit They Had Sex
- Drugs Like Viagra Linked to Higher Rates of STDs
- Women Would Welcome At-Home Test for STDs
- Circumcision May Reduce Risk of STDs
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