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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

Disease:
BV - Bacterial Vaginosis
Test/Treat:
Scott County Health Department will test? yes
Scott County Health Department will treat? yes
What is it? How do I get it?
A condition in women where healthy bacteria is replaced by unhealthy bacteria. Cause not fully understood but may be due to douching, deoderized tampons or pads, soap, nylon underwear and/or sex with multiple partners
Symptoms:
  • Grey or white, watery, smelly discharge (fishy odor)
What happens if not treated?
  • None
  • Premature labor and delivery
How can I protect myself?
  • Get tested if you have symptoms
  • Use a condom - EVERY TIME YOU HAVE SEX
What to do:
  • Take all medicine as directed
  • DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL with medicine
  • Do not use feminine sprays
  • Wash vaginal area several times daily
Links:

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