Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Female

Vaginitis

Vaginitis is usually characterized by a vaginal discharge or by vulvar itching and irritation; a vaginal odor may be present.

Chancroid

High rates of HIV infection among patients who have chancroid have been reported in the United States and other countries.

Chlamydial Infection

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 4 million new cases occur each year.

Condoms

Condoms are the oldest and most widely used contraceptive methods. Condoms provide a barrier between the sperm and the egg.

Condyloma

Condyloma acuminata are genital warts caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases among young people in the United States today.

Douching

Despite all the advertising by manufacturers of feminine hygiene products, there are no practical reasons for women to douche on a regular basis.

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and may affect the genital area, or the mouth and lips. The usual symptoms are painful lesions.

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is probably under-reported among teenagers and young adults.

Granuloma Inguinale (Donovanosis)

Granuloma inguinale, a rare disease in the United States, is endemic in certain tropical and developing areas, including India, Papua New Guinea, central Australia, and southern Africa.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by certain viruses and other factors, such as alcohol abuse, some medications, and trauma.

Human Papilloma Virus

The most common sexually transmitted disease is the human papilloma virus or HPV, which is three times more common than herpes.

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), a rare disease in the United States which is caused by C. trachomatis. The most frequent clinical manifestation of LGV is tender inguinal and/or femoral lymphadenopathy.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

The most serious and common complication of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among women is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection of the upper genital tract.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)are among the most common infectious diseases in the United States today. More than 20 STDs have now been identified, and they affect more than 13 million men and women in this country each year.

Syphilis

Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease, can be effectively treated with antibiotic therapy.

Trichomoniasis

Vaginitis is usually characterized by a vaginal discharge or vulvar itching and irritation; a vaginal odor may be present.

Venereal Warts

Venereal warts, also known as condyloma or genital warts, is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a virus that affects the skin on the outside of the body and the mucous membranes.

What Is AIDS?

AIDS is the acronym for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).