Sexually Transmitted Diseases Introduction

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are a diverse group of viral, bacterial, protozoal, and ectoparasitic infections that have a common route of transmission through sexual intercourse. Infectious organisms associated with STDs include: Chlamydia trachomatis; Neisseria gonorrhoeae; bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, trichomoniasis; syphilis; herpes simplex; papillomavirus (genital warts); genital herpes and HIV. Infection by each of the above organisms has its own pattern of clinical patterns; medications/treatments; prognosis; transmission dynamics/host response to infection; and patterns of sexual contact.

STDs are identified as one of the major causes of morbidity during adolescence.

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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