Types of Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Genital Warts and Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Genital Herpes (HSV-1, HSV-2)
- Symptoms That Suggest Sexually Transmitted Infections May Include:
Antibiotics. Antibiotics, often in a single dose, can cure many sexually transmitted bacterial and parasitic infections, including gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and trichomoniasis. Typically, you’ll be treated for gonorrhea and chlamydia at the same time because the two infections often appear together.Syphilis : Penicillin is the preferred treatment for syphilis.STIs can be caused by viruses or bacteria. STIs caused by viruses include hepatitis B, herpes, HIV, and the human papilloma virus (HPV). STIs caused by bacteria include chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.Credits: Science Museum, London
Mercury was used as a common treatment for the sexually transmitted disease syphilis. Mercury had been a popular ‘cure’ for syphilis since the 1400s, although we now regard it as too toxic to use.The common bacterial STDs gonorrhea and chlamydia are both infamously associated with painful urination. Both infections can be cured when treated with antibiotics, often in a single dose. Genital herpes, ureaplasma, and trichomoniasis are STDs which also can cause dysuria.
What kind of sexually transmitted diseases are there?
The most common STDs are described below.
- Chlamydia. A certain type of bacteria causes chlamydia.
- HPV (human papillomavirus)
- Pubic lice (‘crabs’)
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 is STD Disease?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites, and viruses. There are more than 20 types of STDs, including. Chlamydia. Genital herpes.