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  1. Sexual Problems in Women - Home Treatment

    Treatment of sexual problems is guided by you, your partner, and your health professional. You may find that it depends largely on changes you try at home.

  2. Syphilis: Chancre - Topic Overview

    The first symptom of syphilis is a sore called a chancre (say shanker) that is usually painless. The sore begins at the site of infection as a small, solid, raised skin sore less than 1 cm (0.4 in.) across. It develops into a red, usually painless open sore with a scooped-out appearance. The sore usually does not bleed.Two or more chancres may develop at the same time, usually in the genital area, but sometimes on the hands, mouth, or other body surfaces.Chancres contain millions of syphilis bacteria and are highly contagious.

  3. Syphilis - Topic Overview

    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or sexually transmitted infection (STI) that, when left untreated, can progress to a late stage that causes serious health problems.

  4. HIV and AIDS: Who Is Affected - Topic Overview

    HIV and AIDS can affect anyone. Worldwide,an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV or AIDS. 1 In the United States,more than a million people are infected with HIV. 2 Many of these people do not know they are infected. Since the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) became widespread in 1996,the incidence of AIDS has decreased. Factors responsible for the decline ...

  5. Surgical Removal of Genital Warts by Excision

    Visible genital warts on the penis or vagina or around the anus are removed by cutting them off with a surgical knife (scalpel). Warts on the cervix may be removed by laser or loop electrosurgical excision (LEEP).

  6. Genital Herpes - Cause

    Genital herpes can be caused by either the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV - 1) or the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV - 2).

  7. Trichomoniasis - Symptoms

    Read about the symptoms of trichomoniasis, which usually appear within a week of being infected.

  8. Trichomoniasis - Prevention

    Learn ways to help prevent trichomoniasis (trich) or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

  9. Genital Herpes - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if you have not been diagnosed with genital herpes and you have these symptoms.

  10. Syphilis Tests

    Syphilis tests detect antibodies to the bacterium that causes syphilis (Treponema pallidum) in blood, body fluid, or tissue.

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