Sexually transmitted diseases

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sexually transmitted diseasesinfections caused by bacteria or a virus that affects males and females; commonly spread through sexual intercourse or other genital contact
ophthalmia neonatoruma form of conjunctivitis caused by the bacteria responsible for chlamydia or gonorrhea
chlamydiaoften goes unnoticed because symptoms are vague or absent. ; requires early treatment with antibiotics; in females it can damage reproductive organs; in males it is one of the causes of urethritis;Symptoms in Men: Burning and itching at the tip of the penis, discharge, painful urination.
Symptoms in Women: Vaginal itching, discharge that may have an odor, pain during sex, painful urination.
bacterial vaginosisfemale condition in which there is an abnormal overgrowth of certain bacteria in the vagina;can cause complications during pregnancy and an in creased risk of catching the HIV virus; symptoms include discharge, odor, pain, itching or burning
genital herpessymptoms include itching or burning before the appearance of lesions on the genitals or rectum; no cure but antiviral drugs lesson symptoms;Fluid-filled blisters that form painful, crusted sores
genital wartscan be spread by skin-to-skin contact;in the female it increases the risk of cervical cancer; there is a vaccine for it; Signs: Pink or flesh-colored warts that are raised, flat, or shaped like cauliflower. Often there are no symptoms.
human papillomaviruses HPVthe virus that causes genital warts
gonorrhea"clap"; can be spread to newborn during birth; in females it is often mistaken for a yeast infection; in men it affects the urethra by causing painful urination and an abnormal discharge; caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; can lead to infertility
human immunodeficiency virus HIVtransmitted through exposure to infected body fluids; weakens the body's defenses against infection
syphilispregnant women can transfer it to the unborn baby; transmitted by direct contact with a chancre,caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum;The first sign is usually a firm, round, painless sore on the genitals or anus.
chancre a sore caused by syphilis
trichomoniasiscaused by a parasite; common symptom in women is a thin, frothy, yellow-green, foul-smelling vaginal discharge; in men they include painful urination or a clear discharge from the penis; can be cure by Rx

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