What are STDs?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
are contracted and spread from one person to another during unprotected sexual
contact (vaginal, oral, or anal).
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that affects both men and women; however, it is more prevalent amongst young women. It’s easy to be treated once it is detected.
Herpes (HSV-1 and HSV-2) is a sexually transmitted disease that is contracted through kissing or having unprotected vaginal or oral sex. The disease causes painful blisters and sores around the mouth and genitals.
A common STI caused by a bacterial infection that often doesn’t show symptoms. It is easily treated once diagnosed.
Bacterial Vaginitis is a condition that develops when you have an unhealthy balance of normal bacteria in your vagina. BV increases your chance of developing an STI.
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are transmitted through the direct contact of bodily fluids including vaginal fluid, blood, and semen during unprotected sex with a partner who is infected with the disease.
Syphilis is a bacterial infection that starts as a sore that spreads from person to person through mucous membrane contact with the sores.
HIV is an infection that breaks down your immune system. If left untreated, it can turn into AIDS.
Trichomoniasis is a STI that often does not show any symptoms. Once diagnosed, it can be easily treated with antibiotics.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that causes skin warts on areas of the body, including the genitals.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that occurs in females’ reproductive organs when sexually transmitted bacteria spreads from your vagina to your reproductive organs.