Chlamydia

Chlamydia: Fast FactsChlamydia is a common and curable infection caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis.It is the most common reportable STI in the U.S. In 2018, there were nearly 1.8…

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HPV

HPV:Fast FactsHuman papillomavirus (HPV) is the name of a group of viruses that infect the skin. Certain types of HPV cause warts on the hands or feet, and other types…

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Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis:Fast Facts Trichomoniasis (also called trich) is a common, curable STI caused by a parasitic protozoa called Trichomonas vaginalis. Trichomoniasis may cause symptoms in women, but most men do not…

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Syphilis

Syphilis:Fast Facts Syphilis is a bacterial infection, caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. Syphilis is passed on when infected lesions come in contact with the soft skin of the mucous…

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NGU

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,…

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Molluscum

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…

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Hepatitis

Hepatitis:Fast FactsHepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can be caused by a group of viruses.There are five major types of viral hepatitis: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C,…

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Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea:Fast FactsGonorrhea (also known as "the clap") is an infection caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae.It is passed on during vaginal, anal, and oral sex (performing or receiving).Many men infected…

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Crabs

Pubic Lice:Fast Facts Pubic lice, also known as crabs, are small parasites that feed on human blood. They're usually found on the pubic hair, but can also be found on…

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