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Health Information:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Learn more about how to prevent and heal your body from these diseases:

   Venereal Diseases
   Bacterial Vaginosis
   Human Papilloma Virus
   Anal Warts

Shaving Prevention
Prevent pubic shaving sores that lead to open gateways for STDs.

   Razor Burn
   Ingrown Hair

Pap Smear
Pap smear test can detect early signs of HPV and help prevent cervical cancer.

   Pap Smear

Vaginal Yeast Infection
Yeast infections seem to be only rarely passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

A male partner of a woman with a yeast infection usually will have no symptoms, but some men may get an itchy rash on the penis.

   Vaginal Yeast Infection

 

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What are the most common STDs?

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
Vaginal discharge that can be white, gray or thin and have an odor. Burning or pain when urinating. Itching around the outside of the vagina. Can have no symptoms.

Chlamydia
Most people have no symptoms. Vaginal discharge. Burning when urinating.

Genital Herpes
Small red bumps, blisters or open sores on the penis, vagina or areas close by. Vaginal discharge. Fever, headache and muscle aches. Pain when urinating. Itching, burning or swollen glands in genital area. Pain in legs, buttocks or genital area. Can have no symptoms.

Gonorrhea
Pain or burning when urinating. Yellowish and sometimes bloody vaginal discharge. Bleeding between menstrual periods. Heavy bleeding with periods. Pain when having sex. Lower abdominal pain.

Hepatitis
Mild fever. Headache and muscle aches. Tiredness. Loss of appetite. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Dark-colored urine and pale bowel movements. Stomach pain. Skin and whites of eyes turning yellow (jaundice). Can have no symptoms.

HIV Infection and AIDS
Can have no symptoms for 10 years or more. Lack of energy or fatigue. Weight loss. Frequent low-grade fevers and night sweats. Frequent yeast infections (in the mouth). Skin rashes or flaky skin that is hard to get rid of. Women can have vaginal yeast infections and other STDs; pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); and menstrual cycle changes.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Genital warts that sometimes can be hard to see. Can have no symptoms.

Syphilis
Painless sores (chancres) and skin rash. Mild fever. Feeling very tired. Headache and sore throat. Hair loss. Swollen lymph glands throughout the body. Can have no symptoms.

Trichomoniasis
Yellow, green or gray vaginal discharge with a strong odor. Discomfort during sex and when urinating. Irritation and itching of the genital area. Lower abdominal pain (rare).

Vaginal Yeast Infections
Itching, burning and irritation of the vagina. Pain when urinating or with intercourse. Cottage-cheesy looking vaginal discharge.