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Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infections

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis are examples of bacterial sexually transmitted diseases.

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antibiotic

antibiotic

Any substance produced by a microorganism that inhibits the growth of other microorganisms; prescribed to treat bacterial infections.
chlamydia

chlamydia

Sexually transmitted bacterial infection; the most common STI in the United States.
gonorrhea

gonorrhea

Common sexually transmitted infection; caused by bacteria.
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

An infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries; can scar a woman’s reproductive organs and make it difficult for her to become pregnant.
syphilis

syphilis

Sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria that may eventually be fatal if untreated.

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