Articles Tagged: STI

female gender symbolGonorrhea

Have you heard of “the clap,” or “a dose,” or “a drip”? These are all names for gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection, or STI, caused by bacteria. … read more

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painful crampsPelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

PID is a serious infection usually caused by sexually transmitted infections. It can cause problems including chronic pain and difficulty getting pregnant (infertility). It’s important to lessen your chance of … read more

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scabiesScabies

Scabies is a mite (tiny insect) that burrows into the skin. An itchy rash is caused when a female mite burrows into a person’s skin to lay her eggs. Who … read more

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male condomCondoms: Male Condoms

The male condom is a sheath (or covering) worn over the penis during sexual activity. It prevents pregnancy by acting as a barrier, preventing semen from entering the vagina so … read more

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female gender symbolHepatitis B

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infects the liver. There’s a very effective vaccine that prevents HBV infection. The vaccine is usually given to babies, but some teens, especially those from other … read more

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female gender symbolSyphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a spirochete (a very small organism). It can affect the entire body and needs to be treated with antibiotics early to avoid … read more

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