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Common STDs Disease


Treatment or cure


Some people show no symptoms, especially women. Others have a discharge from the genitals, painful urination, and severe abdominal pain. Some people show no symptoms; others have warts on the genital area, and women have an abnormal Pap-smear test. Herpes causes outbreaks of painful blisters or sores around the genital area that recur, swelling in the genital area, and burning during urination. Some people show no symptoms. Other people have a discharge from the genitals, painful urination, and severe abdominal pain. Symptoms, if present, are sores, fever, body rash, swollen lymph nodes. Symptoms include itching, discharge from genitals, and painful urination. Women with chancroid often have no symptoms. Men will usually have a painful, erosive ulcer with ragged edges somewhere on the penis. Tissue around the sores

Chlamydia can be cured Sterility and liver with antibiotics taken by infection can result from mouth. Chlamydial infections.

Human papillomavirus

Genital herpes





HPV can be treated, but not cured. Sometimes, warts can be removed. Pap-smear tests help to identify precancerous conditions. Herpes cannot be cured. Treatment with antiviral medication can decrease the length and frequency of outbreaks and can decrease the spread of herpes. Gonorrhea can be cured with antibiotics, although a new strain of bacteria has shown resistance to antibiotics.

Long-term consequences

If left untreated, cervical cancer can occur in women.

If left untreated, herpes may cause cervical cancer in women. Herpes can cause deformation in unborn babies. Sterility, liver disease, testicular disease can result from gonorrheal infections in not treated.

Syphilis can be cured If left untreated, mental with antibiotics. illness, heart and kidney damage, and death can result. Trichomoniasis can be Trichomoniasis has been cured with medication. linked to an increased risk of infection by HIV. Chancroid can be treated with antibiotics. Severe ulcers may need to be drained or dead skin may need to be removed to prevent further, more serious infection.

Occasionally causes long-term effects, such as tightening of the foreskin on a man's penis. Occasionally, there may be permanent scarring at the site of an ulcer.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

can die and lead to more serious infection if not treated. Many women with PID don’t have any symptoms at all. If they do have symptoms, they may include abdominal, cervical or uterine pain or tenderness, along with fever or chills.

Numerous bacteria can cause PID, so it is treated with a combination of antibiotics. Depending on the severity of symptoms, antibiotics may be given through an IV or orally. Some PID infections may require hospitalization. Prescription creams called scabicides can be used to treat scabies. These creams kill the mites and some also kill the eggs. There is no cure for HIV, but there are treatment options that allow HIV-positive individuals to live long, healthy lives.

Increased risk of ectopic pregnancy, infertility, sepsis, a serious blood infection that may lead to septic shock and death.

Prescription or over-thecounter shampoos or solutions can be used to treat pubic lice. In addition to treating the lice, clothing and bedding should be washed in hot water and dried in a dryer or dry cleaned. Many HBV infections There are no specific will not cause any cures for HAV or HBV. symptoms. If symptoms There are vaccines

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


Scabies causes intense itching and a pimply rash. The itching will often be worse at night than during the day.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Most HIV infections do not have any symptoms. A person infected with HIV can remain healthy and symptom-free for many years. If HIV leads to AIDS, serious symptoms can develop and can ultimately lead to death.

Pubic “Crab” Lice

Pubic lice can cause itching, blue spots and sores in the infected area. It may also be possible to see greywhite lice or hair nits (the egg form of pubic lice).


There are no long-term effects after a scabies infestation has been effectively treated.

Long-term HIVsufferers may develop heart disease. One longterm effect of having an HIV infection involves unusual fatty deposits in the body. Some HIVsufferers experience odd changes in how their bodies process sugars and fat.

Cirrhosis and liver failure. Illnesses in other parts of the body, such

are present, they may include joint pain, skin eruptions, a hive-like rash, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, dark urine, jaundice, and liver enlargement and tenderness. Although MPC Mucopurulent sometimes comes with Cervicitis (MPC) no signs or symptoms, for women it can cause bleeding during or after sex, unusual vaginal discharge, spotting between periods, lower abdominal pain . Lymphogranuloma The first sign of LGV is a small painless ulcer at Venereum (LGV) the point of infection—it may be so small, in fact, that it goes unnoticed.

Molluscum Contagiosum

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Symptoms include shiny, smooth, white, dimpled bumps, with a curd-like core and itching on the genitals and trunk area. BV occurs when the balance between “good” and “harmful” bacteria is thrown off. Often there are no symptoms at all, but sometimes BV is accompanied by unusual discharge, strong odor, painful urination, itching, or burning.

available and postexposure prophylaxis can help prevent infection. There are also medications and treatments that can help lessen the symptoms.

as kidney damage or low blood counts. Increased risk of death in people with HI.

Depending on Usually cause symptoms and the endocervicitis in the results of other STI absence of vaginitis. tests, there are several different kinds of antibiotics that might be prescribed to treat MPC.

LGV can be treated with Damage to the a three-week course of lymphatic system, antibiotics. similar to how untreated chlamydia may lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. Problems usually begin to appear approximately five to ten years after initial infection. Molluscum contagiosum If left untreated, will usually go away on molluscum contagiosum its own within a year can lead to bacterial skin without treatment. infections.

BV can be treated with antibiotic pills, vaginal creams or suppositories. Sometimes BV will clear up on its own, but getting treatment is important to avoid complications.

After beginning treatment, symptoms usually go away within a few days.

Common STDs  

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