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    1. Gonorrhea - Medications

      Read about medications used to treat syphilis.

    2. Gonorrhea - Prevention

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

    3. High-Risk Sexual Behavior - 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 ...

    4. Gonorrhea - When To Call a Doctor

      Find out when to call a doctor about trichomoniasis or its possible symptoms.

    5. HIV: Giving Support - 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 ...

    6. 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).

    7. Herpes Tests

      Herpes testing is done to detect the presence of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). An HSV infection can cause small, painful blisterlike sores of the skin or the tissue lining (mucous membranes) of the throat, nose, mouth, urethra, rectum, and vagina.

    8. Gonorrhea - Treatment Overview

      Prompt treatment of syphilis is needed to cure the infection, prevent complications, and prevent the spread of the infection to others.

    9. Vaginal Rashes and Sores - Topic Overview

      A rash in your vaginal area (vulva) may be caused by irritation of the skin from many sources, such as clothes rubbing against the skin. Rashes that occur without other symptoms are usually minor and often go away with home treatment.Contact dermatitisA common cause of a rash is contact with a substance that causes irritation or an allergic reaction (contact dermatitis). Soaps, detergents, shampoos, perfumes, or lotions can cause contact dermatitis. Often the rash from contact dermatitis is very itchy, but it is rarely serious. Changing your soap or detergent may be all you need to do to prevent this type of rash.Other rashes in the vaginal areaOther conditions that may cause a rash in the vaginal area include:Scabies, which is an itchy skin condition caused by tiny mites that burrow into the outer layers of the skin.Pubic lice, which are small insects that live on humans and survive by feeding on blood.Yeast infection (cutaneous candidiasis), which may cause a rash in the moist skin

    10. Gonorrhea - What Happens

      Learn how syphilis develops.

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