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caused by bacteria; one of the most common STIs; curable with antibiotics; partner needs to be treated too.
caused by a bacteria; treatable with antibiotics; symptoms can include: painful or burning when urinating; vaginal discharge; bleeding between periods; untreated this condition can become life threatening.
caused by a virus; no cure; antiviral medication to help control recurring outbreaks and clear up painful sores.
no cure;You may have more outbreaks and you can spread the virus to anyone you have sex with; can be dissolved with special medication or the doctor can "freeze" them off with a special chemical
a disease of the liver; transmitted person to person through blood and body fluids; there is no treatment for the virus after it has been contracted; prevention is the key
HIV - Aids
one of the most deadly diseases in history; caused by human immunodeficiency virus; destroys the body's immune system.
caused by bacteria called Trepenoma pallidum; if not treated it can cause brain damage and other serious health problems; it is divided into stages (primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary) and each stage has different symptoms; primary stage generally has a sore or sores at the original site of infection.
it is caused a parasite; one of the most common STI's; discharge from the vagina; can be passed on via damp towels, washcloths, and bathing suits if someone has the parasite; antibiotics are given to clear the infection.
many different types; so common that nearly all sexually active people get it at some point in their lives; can cause cervical and other cancers; CDC now recommends 11 to 12 year olds get two doses of vaccine.
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
a condition that happens when there is too much of certain bacteria in the vagina; the most common vaginal infection in women ages 15-44; researchers do not know the cause of or how some women get it.; the infection typically occurs in sexually active women.
Pubic "Crab" Lice
parasite typically are found attached to hair in the pubic area but sometimes are found on coarse hair elsewhere on the body; usually spread through sexual contact.
caused by an infestation of the skin by the human itch mite; the microscopic mite burrows into the upper layer of the skin where it lives and lays its eggs; most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a pimple-like skin rash.
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