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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 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 […]

Hepatitis

Hepatitis

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 […]

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea (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).

Crabs

Crabs

Crabs: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 other parts of the body where a person has coarse hair (such as armpits, eyelashes, and facial hair). Anyone can get crabs and they are very […]

Herpes—Fast facts

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Herpes:Fast Facts Herpes is a common and usually mild infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can cause cold sores on the mouth or face (called oral herpes) as well as symptoms around the genitals, butt and thighs (called genital herpes). There are two types of HSV: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) […]