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"Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)" results
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Learn about sexually transmitted infections and how you can prevent them… What are sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections you can get by having sex with someone who has an infection. These infections are usually passed from person to person…

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    Common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections spread by sexual contact… I have if I have an STI? If I’m pregnant, can I pass my STI onto my baby? Are there any STI support groups in my area? Resources Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Sexually

  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that affects both men and women. It is spread through oral, vaginal, or anal… What is chlamydia? Chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). STIs also are known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Chlamydia is a bacterial…

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    Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

    HPV is a common sexually transmitted virus… What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted virus. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States. There are more than 200 types of HPV. Some types…

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    Women’s Guide to Preventive Care

    It’s important for women to take an active approach to health care. This means making it a priority to schedule… approach to health care. This means making it a priority to schedule routine screenings and services. Preventive care includes immunizations, testing for sexually transmitted infections

  • Herpes

    Herpes is a group of viruses that cause painful blisters and sores. There is no cure, but medicines can treat… cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth. Type 2 usually causes sores on the genitals (sexual organs). Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection…

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    Importance of Sexual Health

    Sexual health impacts your physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. Getting educated and respecting yourself and others is key… your own. You learn about gender and genitalia. You learn about what sex is and the risks it carries. Risks include pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs),…

  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medicine people can take before coming into contact with HIV that can prevent them from… You will be given an HIV test to make sure you’re still HIV negative. Also, your doctor may test you for sexually transmitted infections (STIs),…

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    HPV Vaccine is for Boys, Too

    Girls—and boys—can both benefit from getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine reduces chances of developing some cancers later… because they aren’t found early. But the HPV vaccine can help prevent them. What is HPV? Human papillomavirus is a common sexually transmitted virus. It’s…

  • Reactive Arthritis

    Reactive arthritis occurs when your immune system reacts to an infection somewhere else in your body. It can affect your… arthritis is unknown. It begins after you have an infection that activates your immune system. Reactive arthritis has been linked to bacterial infections associated with chlamydia, salmonella,…

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis is a medical term to describe inflammation of the vagina… look at a sample of your vaginal fluid under a microscope. They might do additional tests for specific causes, such as a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Can vaginitis be prevented or avoided? Vaginitis is…

  • Sex: Making the Right Decision

    Advice for teens and young adults on the safety and health concerns involved in deciding to engage in sexual… wait. Some people abstain because of religious or spiritual beliefs. Some abstain because of personal values. Others abstain to avoid pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs)…

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    Signs of Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Any sexual activity involving a child is sexual abuse and has long-term effects. Learn how to recognize signs of abuse… other things could explain injuries to my child’s genitals? How young can a girl become pregnant? What are the signs of sexually transmitted diseases or…

  • Syphilis

    Syphilis is a serious infection passed from one person to another through sexual contact. It is caused by a bacteria… can be passed from one person to another during sex. If you got syphilis, you could also have gotten HIV or another sexually transmitted infection…

  • AIDS

    AIDS is a life-threatening condition caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The virus makes your body weak and unable to… are triggered by the body’s weakened immune system. This means that if you have AIDS, your body can’t fight off infections and other conditions. People…

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    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of female reproductive organs. It can make it hard to get pregnant and cause… pelvic inflammatory disease? Pelvic inflammatory disease is caused by different types of bacteria. Many times, it’s caused by bacteria from a sexually transmitted infection (STI)…

  • Rape

    Rape is any form of sexual activity that you don’t agree to. It can range from being touched to being… you may consider purchasing Plan B (the morning-after pill) over the counter to help prevent pregnancy. The risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI)…

  • Genital Warts

    Genital warts are small, flat, flesh-colored bumps or tiny, cauliflower-like bumps. They’re caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV)… may even be so small that you can’t see them. What causes genital warts? HPV causes genital warts. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). The most…

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