What is Chancroid? Chancroid is a bacterial infection that results in sores on the mouth, throat, lips, anus, tongue, vagina or penis. Chancroid belongs to the family of bacterial infections resulting in open sores in the area located around men’s and women’s genitals.
Are some STDs associated with HIV? Yes. In the United States, people who get syphilis, gonorrhea, and herpes often also have HIV, or are more likely to get HIV in the future. Why does having an STD put me more at risk for getting HIV? If you get an STD you are more likely to get HIV than someone who is STD-free.
Symptoms of secondary syphilis include skin rash, swollen lymph nodes, and fever. The signs and symptoms of primary and secondary syphilis can be mild, and they might not be noticed. During the latent stage, there are no signs or symptoms. Tertiary syphilis is associated with severe medical problems.
Trichomoniasis (or “trich”) is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD). It is caused by infection with a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. Although symptoms of the disease vary, most people who have the parasite cannot tell they are infected.
Hepatitis B is easily transmitted through sexual activity. Sexual contact is the most common way Hepatitis B is spread in the United States. Among adults seeking treatment in STD clinics, as many as 10%–40% have evidence of past or current Hepatitis B virus infection.