2 GENITAL HERPESGenital herpes infect at least 45 million people ages 12 and older. GenitalHerpes infects more women than men. Most genital herpes is caused byherpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). If symptoms appear,one or more blisters will appear on or around the genitals or rectum. The blistersbreak leaving tender ulcers that take 2-4 weeks to heal. There is no cure forgenital herpes.
3 HEPATITIS BOne out of 20 people in the U.S. have been infected with HBV some time duringtheir lives. People of all ages get hepatitis B and about 5,000 die each yearfrom sickness caused by HBV. Sometimes a person will not have any symptomsat all. Some people infected with HBV develop chronic infections.
4 HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUSHPV currently infects approximately 20 million people. About 6 million Americans get a new genital HPV infection each year. The virus lives in the skin or mucous membranes and usually causes no symptoms. Some people get visible genital warts or have pre-cancerous changes in the cervix, vulva, anus or penis. Rarely, HPV infection results in anal or genital cancers.
5 CHLAMYDIA BACTERIUM:CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS CHLAMYDIA IS THE MOST COMMON BACTERIAL STD IN THE UNITED STATES.CHLAMYDIA IS KNOWN AS THE “SILENT EPIDEMIC” BECAUSE SYMPTOMS ARE MILD OR ABSENT.2.8 MILLIOM AMERICANS ARE INFECTED WITH CHLAMYDIA EACH YEAR.
6 GONORRHEA Symptoms in women In women, the early symptoms are sometimes so mild that they are mistaken for a bladder infection or vaginal infection. Symptoms may include:Painful or frequent urination.Anal itching, pain, bleeding, or discharge.Abnormal vaginal discharge.Abnormal vaginal bleeding during or after sex or between periods.Genital itching.Irregular menstrual bleeding.Lower abdominal pain.Fever and general tiredness.Swollen and painful glands at the opening of the vagina (Bartholin glands).Painful sexual intercourse.Symptoms in menIn men, symptoms are usually obvious enough that they will cause a man to seek medical treatment before complications occur. But some men have mild or no symptoms and can unknowingly transmit gonorrhea infections to their sex partners. Symptoms may include:Abnormal discharge from the penis (clear or milky at first, and then yellow, creamy, and excessive, sometimes blood-tinged).Symptoms of gonorrhea that has spread to sites other than the genitals (disseminated gonococcal infection) include:Rash.Joint pain or arthritis.Inflamed tendons.
7 SYPHILISStage One: One single sore on the genitals, rectum or anus. Stage Two: A rash that can appear anywhere on the body along with headaches, achiness, loss of appetite. Stage Three: No symptoms. This stage could last a few years to 50 years. A blood test can detect this disease during this stage.Stage Four: Damage occur to the liver, nervous system, an to the aorta causing damage to the heart which could lead to heart attacks.
8 NGU In men (urethral infection) symptoms may include the following: Discharge from the penisBurning or pain when urinatingItching, irritation, or tendernessUnderwear stainSymptoms of NGU in women can include:Discharge from the vaginaAbdominal pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding may be an indication that the infection has progressed to Pelvic inflammatory Disease (PID)