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STD Fact Sheets

  • Chancroid
    Chancroid is a highly contagious yet curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacteria Haemophilus Ducreyi [hum-AH-fill-us DOO-cray].
  • Chlamydia (pdf)
    Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, a bacterium, which can damage a woman's reproductive organs.
  • Gonorrhea (pdf)
    Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in mucous membranes of the body.
  • Herpes
    Genital Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV -1) and type 2 (HSV-2).
  • HPV
    Genital HPV infection is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
  • Nongonococcal Urethritis
    NGU (NonGonococcal Urethritis) is an infection of the urethra caused by pathogens (germs) other than gonorrhea.
  • PID
    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious infection in the upper genital tract/reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries) of a female.
  • Syphilis (pdf)
    Syphilis is a complex sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.
  • Trichomoniasis
    Trichomoniasis is caused by the single-celled protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis and affects both women and men, although symptoms are more common in women.
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age.

For more information on the diseases above go to: CDC Fact Sheets

  • STDs and women
    This fact sheet describes 10 ways STDs impact women differently from men.

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