Gonorrhea - Cause
Learn what causes trichomoniasis.
Genital Herpes - Treatment Overview
The goal of treatment for genital herpes is to provide relief from the discomfort of herpes sores and to reduce the time it takes for an outbreak to heal.Initial treatmentMost people find some relief and recover more quickly from the first (primary) outbr
Gonorrhea - Exams and Tests
Women often begin the process of diagnosing a sexual problem by noticing an absence of sexual desire or satisfaction. Your health professional will work with you to identify your symptoms and the history of those symptoms.
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 ...
Biopsy of Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus)
Your health professional may take a sample, or biopsy, of abnormal tissue if genital warts cannot be easily identified with a physical examination or during a gynecology exam with a lighted magnifying instrument (colposcopy). A microscopic exam on the biopsied tissue can help your health professional determine whether cell changes have occurred that indicate infection with the human ...
Genital Herpes - Prevention
Learn about measures you can take to prevent sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Syphilis tests detect antibodies to the bacterium that causes syphilis (Treponema pallidum) in blood, body fluid, or tissue.
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.
Gonorrhea - Prevention
Women have varied and interrelated reasons for desiring sexual activity and feeling sexually fulfilled. A woman's sexuality is influenced by her physical, psychological, and emotional states. Some causes of sexual problems, such as medical conditions, may
Gonorrhea - Topic Overview
During a male genital exam for sexually transmitted infections,the doctor: Looks for discharge from the penis. The doctor may put a thin swab into the urethra and take a sample of fluid and cells to test for infections such as chlamydia or gonorrhea. Checks the testicles for swelling and tenderness. May use a small scope to look at the walls of the rectum for discharge and inflammation. May ...