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STD Quiz: Symptoms, Testing & List
There are more sexually transmitted diseases than just the ones you've heard of. Find out what you've been missing with the STD...
Picture of The Clap (Gonorrhea)
A sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoea. See a picture of The Clap (Gonorrhea) and...
Picture of Syphilis
A sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum, a microscopic organism called a spirochete. See a picture of...
Picture of Chlamydia
A type of bacteria which causes an infection very similar to gonorrhea in the way that it is spread, the symptoms it produces,...
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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.
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 STDs Affect Your Anus?
Several STDs can cause anal itching, pain, and burning. These include gonorrhea, anal herpes, anal warts, syphilis, chlamydia, and pubic lice. Check out the center below for more medical references on sexually transmitted diseases, including multimedia (slideshows, images, and quizzes), related diseases, treatment, diagnosis, medications, and prevention or wellness.
Can I Get Any STDs Through Clothing?
Most sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) cannot be transmitted through clothing. Some such as pubic lice, scabies and molluscum contagiosum can be transmitted by sharing clothes with an infected person.
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.
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 STDs Are Not Curable?
Nearly 26 million Americans reported having STDs in 2018. There are four sexually transmitted diseases that have no cure.
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.
When Do STD Symptoms Start?
When the symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease start largely depends on which STD you may have. Here is a chart of when symptoms begin after the initial infection of various STDs.
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Treatments
If you are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD), you must take and observe the following precautions.
How Will I Know If I Have STD?
Each STD has its own set of signs and symptoms; however, here are 12 common symptoms of STDs that may help you determine if you have one.
Is Hep C an STD?
Hepatitis is a term for inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C has been found to be transmitted through sexual contact occasionally.
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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