Sexual Diseases

If you have an active sex life PLEASE TEST REGULARLY – for your health and the health of your partner(s).

Check the CDC’s Get Tested website for your local resources

Understanding these diseases helps you to identify them and know what to do about them.

Sexually transmitted Diseases (STD) and Sexually transmitted Infections (STI) may not produce any symptoms, especially in women. However, when symptoms do occur, they may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Itching
  • Discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Pus-containing blisters
  • Genital sores including ulcers, blisters, rashes, and warts
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal infection and inflammation of the rectum
  • Fever
  • Muscle pain
  • Painful urination
  • Painful sex
  • Bleeding between menstrual cycles
  • Repeated urinary tract infections
  • Swollen lymph glands in the groin

These are the most common STDs.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Chlamydia infection: Chlamydia trachomatis
Genital herpes: herpes simplex virus (HSV)
Genital warts: human papillomavirus (HPV)
Gonorrhea: Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Syphilis: Treponema pallidum

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There has been a lot happening in the world of HIV in the last few year. Nearly all of it is great news. See our pages on PrEP and Undetectable