Articles Tagged: STI

male condomCondoms

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

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Hepatitis 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 born outside … read more

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female gender symbolChlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the US. It’s caused by bacteria that can infect the vagina, cervix, fallopian tubes, anus, urethra, throat, or eye. … 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 serious problems. … read more

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oral herpesHerpes

Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. It’s an infection caused by two different but closely related viruses, called Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) and … read more

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Molluscum ContagiosumMolluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a common skin infection caused by a virus. It’s annoying, but not dangerous. Anyone can get it, but it’s most common among children who are 1-10 years … read more

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clue-cellBacterial Vaginosis

Women at any age can have Bacterial vaginosis or “BV” – rarely in teens and women who have never been sexually active. However, it is much more common among girls … read more

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pubic lousePubic Lice (“Crabs”)

Pubic lice are tiny, round, wingless insects that live on the skin. They’re also called crabs because they have “claws,” which they use to hang on to hair. They’re light … read more

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