Information About Common STD's
Sexually Transmitted Diseases are some of the most common diseases affecting Americans today. STDs can affect any individual regardless of age, gender, race, or social status. In fact, it is estimated that more than half of all people will have an STD at some point in their lifetime.
It is important for everyone to know the facts about STDs and STD prevention. Follow the STD links below to learn more about signs, symptoms, and treatment options.
Menu | Gonorrhea | Chlamydia | NGU - Non- Gonococcal Urethritis (men) | MPC - Mucopurulent Cervicitis (women) | BV - Bacterial Vaginosis | Trichomoniasis (Trich) | PID | Syphilis | Yeast | Crabs & Scabies | Genital Herpes | Genital Warts
Scott County Health Department will treat? yes
What is it? How do I get it?
- MEN - Clear to slightly cloudy discharge
- itching or burning in tube of penis
- WOMEN - Abnormal bleeding or discharge, abdominal pain, itching or burning*Very Possible - NO symptoms
What happens if not treated?
- Sterility in men
- Infertility in women
- PID in women
- Miscarriage - premature labor and delivery
- Lung & eye infections in newborn babies
How can I protect myself?
- Know symptoms - LOOK for symptoms
- DON'T have sex if you have symptoms
- Get tested if you have symptoms
- Use a condom - EVERY TIME YOU HAVE SEX
What to do:
- Take all medicine as directed
- Tell your partners if you have chlamydia
- Don't have sex until you call for your results and partners are treated
Keep in mind that…
- STDs may be passed from person to person regardless of the presence of symptoms.
- STDs may be passed through all forms of sexual contact (oral, anal, vaginal).
- STDs if untreated may lead to more severe problems.
- Alcohol and drugs decrease your ability to make good decisions regarding your sexual behavior.
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