STI Fact Sheets

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

What is HPV?

HPV is a viral infection spread through skin-to-skin sexual intercourse or skin-to-skin contact that can cause genital warts, cervical and other types of cancers. More than 100 types of HPV have been identified1; of these, … Read the rest

Syphilis

What is syphilis?

Syphilis infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum.

How common is syphilis?

Nationally, Primary and Secondary (P&S) syphilis rates increased in every age group among those aged 15 years or older … Read the rest

Hepatitis C

What is hepatitis C?
Hepatitis C is an infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV).

How common is hepatitis C?
From 2010 to 2013, there was a significant increase of 151.5% in reported new cases of Hepatitis C. Most … Read the rest

Trichomoniasis

What is trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the protozoan parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis.

How common is trichomoniasis?

It is the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection in the US with more than 180 million cases … Read the rest

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

What is HIV infection?

HIV infection is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV virus destroys important cells that fight infections and diseases called CD4 cells or T cells. If a person with an HIV infection does not receive … Read the rest

Chlamydia

What is chlamydia?

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis.

How common is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is the most common notifiable STD in the U.S. There were 1.5 million new cases reported in … Read the rest

Gonorrhea

What is gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea infection is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

How common is gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea infection is the second most frequently reported communicable disease in the United States. During 2015-2016, the rate of … Read the rest

Genital Herpes

What is genital herpes?
Genital herpes is caused by an infection with the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) also causes genital herpes in some people, but it is most commonly associated with herpes … Read the rest

Hepatitis B

What is hepatitis B?
Hepatitis B is an infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). The infection can be acute (new, short lived) or chronic (the virus remains in the body after the initial infection).

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