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Sexually Transmitted Infections

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chlamydia

chlamydia

Sexually transmitted bacterial infection; the most common STI caused by a bacteria.
genital herpes

genital herpes

Sexually transmitted infection caused by a herpes virus; characterized by periodic outbreaks of blisters on the genitals.
gonorrhea

gonorrhea

Common sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria.
hepatitis B

hepatitis B

Inflammation of the liver caused by infection with hepatitis B virus; often transmitted through sexual contact.
HIV

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus; virus that causes AIDS.
HPV

HPV

Sexually transmitted virus that causes genital warts and cervical cancer.
pathogen

pathogen

Living thing or virus that causes disease.
sexually transmitted infection

sexually transmitted infection

(STI) Infection caused by a pathogen that spreads mainly through sexual contact.
syphilis

syphilis

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

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