Find a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

What Are Sexually Transmitted Diseases?
STDs are infections that can be spread by having sex with another person who is infected. Most STDs are curable. Some are not. If you have sex with someone who has an STD, you can get it too. Many people who have an STD don't know it. They may look healthy, but they still could have a STD. Some people won't tell you, even if they know. Look through the list below to find more information about a particular STD.

Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, is a virus that attacks the immune system resulting in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS.
A treatable bacterial infection that causes painful sores.
A treatable bacterial infection that can scar the fallopian tubes affecting a woman's ability to have children.
Also known as pediculosis pubis, crabs are parasites or bugs that live on the pubic hair in the genital area.
A treatable bacterial infection of the penis, vagina or anus that causes pain, or burning feeling as well as a pus-like discharge. Also known as "the clap".
A disease that affects the liver. There are more than four types. A and B are the most common.
Genital herpes is a recurrent skin condition that can cause skin irritations in the genital region (anus, vagina, penis).
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that affects the skin in the genital area, as well as a female's cervix. Depending on the type of HPV involved, symptoms can be in the form of wart-like growths, or abnormal cell changes.
Nongonococcal urethritis (or NGU) is a treatable bacterial infection of the urethra (the tube within the penis) often times associated with chlamydia.
An infection of the female reproductive organs by chlamydia, gonorrhea or other bacteria. Also known as PID.
Scabies is a treatable skin disease that is caused by a parasite.
A treatable bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body and affect the heart, brain, nerves. Also known as "syph".


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