What is it?

What is it?

A bacterial infection of the genitals, anus, or throat.

Genital Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
A viral infection with over 40 types that can infect the genitals, anus, or throat. Some types of HPV can cause warts and cancer.

Genital Herpes
A viral infection of the genital areas. It can also infect the mouth and lips.

Trichomoniasis (Trich)
A parasitic infection of the genitals.

An infection caused by bacteria that can spread throughout the body.

A bacterial infection of the genitals, anus, or throat.

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that weakens the immune system and eventually causes AIDS if left untreated.

Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
A viral infection affecting the liver – HBV can be acute (mild illness lasting for a short time) or chronic (a serious life-long illness).

Hep C is a contagious liver disease that can range from mild illness to a serious, life-long condition. It can be transmitted sexually, but is most often transmitted through contaminated needles.

If you are sexually active, using condoms consistently and correctly, from start to finish, is one of the best ways to help prevent STDs. Condoms are the ONLY method that protects sexually active people from both STDs and pregnancy.