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? no
What is it? How do I get it?
- Painful lower abdomen (mild to severe)
- Fever, nausea, vomiting, vaginal bleeding
What happens if not treated?
- Miscarriage - Premature labor and delivery
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 a disease - they need treatment
- Don't have sex until you call for your results and follow-up tests are negative
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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