STDs A to Z


Chlamydia: Fast Facts 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 2018, there were nearly 1.8 million cases reported. Most females with chlamydia and about half of males do not experience symptoms. Chlamydia can cured with antibiotic treatment, but …

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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 membrane found inside the vagina, urethra or with an abrasion during vaginal, oral, and anal sex, even if there is no sexual penetration. There are …

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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 …

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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 …

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Hepatitis:Fast Facts Hepatitis 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, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E. Hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C are the most common types of viral hepatitis found in the …

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