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 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 … 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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