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  • Chlamydia

    Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria and is spread through vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone diagnosed with the infection. It is the most commonly reported bacterial STI in the United States. Most people who have chlamydia have no symptoms and are unaware that they

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  • Genital Warts

    Genital warts are lesions that appear on the genitalia caused by Human papillomavirus virus (HPV) infection which is sexually transmitted. These lesions can appear on the vulva, vagina, cervix, urethra, perineum, anus, or oral cavity. The diagnosis is made with an examination by a clinician or in some

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  • Gonorrhea

    Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria called N gonorrheoeae. Many women with gonorrhea have no symptoms, which is why screening is recommended for all sexually active women less than 25 years old and older women with risk factors including those with a new sex partner or

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  • Herpes

    Herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) and is spread by by direct contact with saliva, ulcers, and genital secretions infected with HSV. Some people have no symptoms, but others may present with painful genital ulcers. Other associated symptoms include flu-like illness, tender and swollen lymph

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  • Molluscum Contagiosum

    Molluscum Contagiosum is a viral skin infection. It is characterized by small, painless, raised bumps or lesions on the skin. While it is often harmless and tends to resolve on its own, understanding this condition is essential for proper management and prevention of its spread. If you suspect Molluscum

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  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that occurs in the upper genital tract, including the fallopian tubes, ovaries, lining of the pelvis, or uterine cavity. The infection typically starts in the vagina or cervix and moves upward. It can lead to many serious long term problems including

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  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

    Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are common with the CDC estimating that there are 20 million new infections per year. Because many infections are asymptomatic in the initial stages, screening is an important step in diagnosing and treating STIs. Nearly half of all new STI infections occur among

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  • Syphilis

    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria and is spread by having direct contact with a syphilis sore through unprotected intercourse or by blood products. In addition, it can be spread from mother to baby during pregnancy, labor or nursing. Disclaimer: The information on this

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  • Trichomonas

    Trichomonas is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. Symptoms include yellow-green vaginal discharge with odor, vulvar itching, burning with urination, pain with intercourse, lower abdominal cramping, and spotting after intercourse. However, up to 85% of

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