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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Any of a number of infections transmitted through sexual activity or intercourse.
Having no symptoms of a particular condition although the condition is present; symptom-free.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
An incurable disease that breaks down a person's immune system.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Virus that weakens the immune system
and causes the disease AIDS.
Illnesses that are life-threatening for people with HIV/AIDS but do not normally affect healthy people.
Substance created by the immune system to fight viruses and infections.
Second most common STI; caused by bacteria; has various symptoms and effects.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Disease in which the woman's reproductive organs are inflamed, irritated, or infected.
Most common STI among teens; caused by bacteria; has a variety of symptoms and effects.
nongonococcal urethritis (NGU)
STI that causes urethritis, caused by bacteria and viruses other than gonorrhea bacteria.
The most common vaginal infection, sometimes classified as an STI.
A serious STI that has three stages and is caused by the bacterium spirochete.
Painless sore located at the point of infection in syphilis.
A serious and incurable STI caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).
Dry, painless warts on the reproductive organs caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV); often incurable.
by a protozoan that is usually spread
Parasites with gray divided bodies that infest pubic hair; also called crab lice.
Skin infection caused by mites spread through skin-to-skin contact or sexual contact.
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