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...and Sexually Related Diseases

Chanchroid

Painful, crater-like sores.

Primary-stage syphilis

Large, ulcer-like painless sores.

Secondary-stage syphilis

Itch-less, painless rash all over the body.

Late-stage syphilis

Large ulcers on skin and bones, and damage to heart and nervous system.

Gonorrhea

Puss-like discharge and/or burning during urination.

Pubic lice

Intense itching caused by grayish six-legged parasites.

Moniliasis

AKA Yeast infection; thick, white, cheesy vaginal discharge and intense itching.

HIV/AIDS

Loss of appetite, fatigue, slow recovery from colds, continual yeast infections, purple blotches on skin, pneumonia.

Venereal warts

AKA Human papillomavirus; cauliflower-like growths.

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Severe abdominal pain and fever.

Scabies

Scaling skin caused by pearly mites.

Herpes

Fluid-filled blisters.

Trichomoniasis

Copious, foamy, yellow-green discharge and odor.

Molluscum contagiosum

Wart-like growths that look like small pimples filled with kernels of corn.

Chlamydia

Thin, clear discharge and irritation of the urethra.

Hepatitis

Jaundiced or yellow tinge of skin and eyes.

Cystitis

Inflammation of the bladder.

Hepatitis A

Spread by direct or indirect contact with contaminated feces.

Hepatitis B

Transmitted by infected blood or body fluids, with about 50% of cases contracted during sex.

Hepatitis C

Spread mainly by contaminated blood, but may possibly be spread by sexual intercourse.

HPV

Human papillomavirus; viruses that cause abnormal growths in epithelial cells. Over 100 types; some cause genital warts while others can lead to cervical cancer.

CD4+

The cells the HIV infection kills, resulting in AIDS.

Primary HIV infection

The first few weeks of HIV, during which HIV reaches enormous levels in the blood and 50% to 75% of infected individuals experience flu-like symptoms.

Crabs

AKA Pubic lice, feed on blood.

Pinworms

Small worms that live in the large intestine and are generally transmitted through nonsexual contact with the worms' eggs, but can be transmitted sexually by manual or oral contact with the anus of an infected person.

Amebiaseis

Dysentery caused by infestation of amoebae, one-celled organisms.

Types of vaginitis

Trichomoniasis, moniliasis, bacterial vaginosis.

Consequences of PID

Ectopic pregnancy and infertility.

STIs which women do not show signs at first

Gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HPV, and HIV.

STIs which men do not show signs at first

HPV, HIV, and trichomoniasis.

Most common STI in US

Trichomoniasis.

Most common bacterial STI in US

HPV (human papillomavirius).

LPV

Lymphogranuloma venerum: an STI common in tropical countries that is caused by Chlamydia. If left untreated, it causes swelling of the lymph nodes, penis, labia, and clitoris.

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