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Sexual Health (STDs)

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that can affect both men and women. STD's are contracted by from having sexual contact with someone who has the infection. STDs can be passed through bacteria, parasites and viruses.

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Gonorrhea in women

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In women, gonorrhea is a major cause of cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID is a serious disease that can lead to ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and chronic pelvic pain.

How herpes affects women and pregnancy

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With the first episode, many people have a fever and general aches, like the flu. Most people with herpes infection will have outbreaks of sores and symptoms from tim...

What are the different types of HPV?

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High risk (or cancer associated) HPV types include 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 82...

What are the symptoms of syphilis?

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Syphilis can be transmitted thru direct contact with a syphilis sore, which happens most frequently during sexual contact. For sexually acquired infections...

What are the treatments for herpes?

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Genital herpes cannot be cured, but there are ways to treat outbreaks. Prompt treatment with oral antiviral medication or antiviral cream can shorten the duration of erupt...

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