Is an STD an infection?
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections you can get by having sex with someone who has an infection.
These infections are usually passed from person to person through vaginal intercourse.
They can also be passed through anal sex, oral sex, or skin-to-skin contact.
What are the top 10 sexually transmitted diseases?
Here are some common STDs and sexually-associated diseases and their symptoms that you should be knowledgeable about.
- Chlamydia. Chlamydia is the most common curable STD.
- Mycoplasma Genitalium.
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
- Crabs/Pubic Lice.
What are the 3 types of STI?
Three bacterial STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis) and one parasitic STI (trichomoniasis) are generally curable with existing, effective single-dose regimens of antibiotics.
What are the first signs of an STD?
Signs and symptoms may include:
- Clear, white, greenish or yellowish vaginal discharge.
- Discharge from the penis.
- Strong vaginal odor.
- Vaginal itching or irritation.
- Itching or irritation inside the penis.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- Painful urination.