STDs: What They Are, How You Get Them, and What to Do About Them

What Are STDs? The Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are spread from one person to another through sexual contact. STDs can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender. There are many different types of STDs, and they can cause a wide range of symptoms or little to no symptoms. If you think you may have an STD, it is important to get tested as soon as possible. In this article, we will discuss the most common STDs, how you get them, and what to do if you have one.

One of the most common STDs is chlamydia. Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that can be spread through sexual contact with an infected person. It can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby during childbirth. Chlamydia often has no symptoms, but it can cause pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge, and burning during urination. If left untreated, chlamydia can lead to serious health problems such as infertility and ectopic pregnancy.

If you think you may have chlamydia, it is important to get tested and treated as soon as possible. You can get a chlamydia test at your local health department or Planned Parenthood health center. If you do have chlamydia, it can be treated with antibiotics.

Little To No Symptoms

Another common STD is gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is also a bacterial infection that is spread through sexual contact with an infected person. It can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby during childbirth. Gonorrhea often has no symptoms, but it can cause burning during urination and abnormal vaginal discharge. If left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to serious health problems such as infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

If you think you may have gonorrhea, it is important to get tested and treated as soon as possible. You can get a gonorrhea test at your local health department or Planned Parenthood health center. If you do have gonorrhea, it can be treated with antibiotics.

Herpes is a virus that can cause genital sores and blisters. It is spread through sexual contact with an infected person. Herpes often has no symptoms, but it can cause burning during urination and abnormal vaginal discharge. If left untreated, herpes can lead to serious health problems such as infertility and PID.

If you think you may have herpes, it is important to get tested and treated as soon as possible. You can get a herpes test at your local health department or Planned Parenthood health center. If you do have herpes, there is no cure, but there are treatments that can help manage the symptoms.