STI Fact Sheets

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

The Facts About Human Papillomavirus

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 … 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 … 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)

The Facts on HIV/AIDS

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 … Read the rest