April is STI Awareness Month

This April, in honor of STI Awareness Month, take some time to learn about sexually transmitted infections (STIs)—and how to prevent them and take care of your sexual health.

Chlamydia: A Common and Curable Infection

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Chlamydia: A Common and Curable Infection Chlamydia is a common and curable infection caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. It is the most common reportable STI in the U.S. In 2022, there were about 1.6 million cases reported. Chlamydia can cured with antibiotic treatment, but if left untreated it can lead to complications such as […]

MGen: The STI You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of


Mgen: The STI You’ve (Probably) Never Heard of First identified in 1981. Thought to be more common than gonorrhea. May increase the risk for contracting HIV, if exposed. It has been associated with urethritis in men and linked to cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease in women. In one study of young men and women, it […]

Trichomoniasis (a.k.a. “Trich)


With roughly two million cases in the U.S., trichomoniasis (“trich”) is the most common STI you’ve never heard of. Learn more about this common STI in our four-part expert series.



NGU:Fast Facts Nongonococcal urethritis—or NGU—is an infection of the urethra caused by pathogens (germs) other than gonorrhea. Several kinds of germs can cause NGU, like trichomonas vaginalis or mycoplasma genitalium, but the most common cause is chlamydia. There are nonsexual causes for NGU as well, such as a urinary tract infection or catheterization. NGU is […]


Molluscum:Fast Facts Molluscum contagiosum is a skin disease caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) It usually causes one or more small lesions/bumps. Molluscum is generally a harmless infection and symptoms may resolve on their own. While once a disease primarily of children, molluscum has evolved to become a sexually transmitted disease in adults. How […]