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  1. Trichomoniasis - Exams and Tests

    Read about exams and tests doctors use to diagnose trichomoniasis.

  2. Sexually Transmitted Infections: Treatment - Topic Overview

    Treatment is available for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs),no matter what the cause,to relieve symptoms,even if a cure is not possible. Some,but not all,STIs are treated with antibiotics. Some of the most common STIs- chlamydia,gonorrhea,and syphilis -are caused by bacteria and are treated and cured with antibiotics. STIs caused by viruses,such as genital herpes and ...

  3. Laser Surgery for Genital Warts

    A laser can be used to destroy genital warts.Laser surgery is usually done in a health professional's office or clinic.

  4. Syphilis - Symptoms

    Syphilis develops in four stages, each with a different set of symptoms.

  5. Sexual Problems in Women - Symptoms

    Symptoms of sexual problems can include: A decrease in the level of desire, which might be expressed by fewer sexual fantasies or thoughts and a reluctance to engage in sexual activity, a decrease in the level of arousal, an inability to reach orgasm afte

  6. HIV and Pregnancy - Topic Overview

    The United States Preventive Services Task Force,United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,American Academy of Pediatrics,and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that all pregnant women be screened for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. This is because early detection and treatment are the key to preventing newborn HIV infection. 1 ...

  7. Syphilis - Medications

    Read about medications used to treat syphilis.

  8. Sexual Problems in Women - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for sexual problems include a current or long - term history of: Exhaustion, often from round-the-clock care of a baby or small children and/or parenting and having a job. And normal hormonal changes linked to pregnancy, recovery from pregna

  9. Genital Self-Examination - Topic Overview

    A genital self-exam is a simple examination you can give yourself to become familiar with what is normal for you and to see if you have any symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Men Look for any areas of redness,sores,bumps,warts,or blisters in your genital area. Look closely at and feel the entire surface of your penis,scrotum,and anus. If you are not circumcised,pull ...

  10. Electrocautery for Genital Warts

    Electrocautery removes genital warts on the penis, vulva, or around the anus by burning them with a low - voltage electrified probe.

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