STI Fact Sheets

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Chlamydia

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

How common is chlamydia?
Chlamydia infection is the most common bacterial STI. In 2013, there were over 1.4 million cases of Chlamydia reported. … Read the rest

Gonorrhea

What is gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea infection is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria
Neiserria gonorrhoeae.

How common is gonorrhea?
Gonorrhea infection is the second most commonly reported bacterial STI, after Chlamydia. In 2009, the rate of gonorrhea in … 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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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