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TABLE 2 Common STDs Disase Chlamydia

Human papillomavirus

Genital Herpes




Mycoplasma Genitalium


Treatment or Cure

Long-term consequences Some people show Chlamydia can be Sterility and liver no symptoms, cured with oral infections can result especially women. antibiotics. from Chlamydia Other have a infections. discharge from the genitals, painful urination, and severe abdominal pain. Some people show HPV can be treated, If left untreated, no symptoms; but not cured. cervical cancer can others have warts Sometimes warts occur in women. on the genital area, can be removed. and women have an Papa-smear test abnormal Papa- help to identify smear test. precancerous conditions. Herpes causes Herpes cannot be If left untreated, outbreaks of painful cured. Treatment herpes may cause blisters or sores with antiviral cervical cancer in around the genital medication can women. Herpes can area that recur, decrease the length cause deformities in swelling in the and frequency of the unborn babies. genital area, and outbreaks and burning during decrease it’s spread. urination. Some people show Gonorrhea can be If left untreated no symptoms. Other cured with Some people show people have antibiotics, although no symptoms mental discharge from the a new strain of illness, heart and genitals, painful bacteria has shown kidney diseases, and urination and resistance to death. abdominal pain. antibiotics. Symtoms, if present, Syphilis can be cured If left untreated, are sores, fever, with antibiotics. mental illness, heart body rash, swollen and kidney diseases. lymph nodes. Itching discharge Can be cured though Has been linked to from genitals, medication. an increased risk of painful urination. HIV infection. Genital itching, Can be cured though This infection is discharge, Burning medication. suspected to while urinating cause pelvic inflammatory disease.

Pubic lice

Itching, usually in Buy an over the the pubic-hair area counter lice killing lotion at a drug store:


Pimple-like bumps, skin rash Jaundice (yellowing of the skin/whites of the eyes), fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, low grade fever, and flu-like symptoms Swelling, tenderness, and inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin Runny vaginal discharge fishy odor – particularly after intercourse burning on urination



Bacterial Vaginosis

Molluscum Contagiosum

Lymphogranuloma venereum

Infestation to other parts of the body. Transmitting it to other. Infection.

Topical pesticides

Skin infections, itching. Cannot be cured it Liver cancer, goes away within Prolonged illness. the first 15 weeks.

Can be cured with No long term effects antibiotics.

Topical treatment

Raised fluid-filled Should only bumps on the skin treated by healthcare professional. small bumps, Should only orpapule, that may treated by become ulcerated. healthcare professional.

Itching, inflammation

be Itching a

be Blood or pus from a the rectum. Infection