What is Sexually transmitted disease, sexually transmitted infection [STD, STI]?
These are diseases which are transmitted through sex. Common examples are HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, genital herpes, Genital warts, scabies, syphilis, pubic lice, etc.
What are the symptoms of Sexually transmitted infection?
Unusual discharge from the vagina, penis or anus
Pain while peeing
Lumps or skin growths around the genitals or penis.
Itchy genitals or penis.
Blisters or sores around the genitals or anus
What should I do if I have symptoms of Sexually transmitted Infection?
Consult your healthcare provider.
How is Sexually transmitted infection diagnosed and treated?
Your healthcare provider will ask you a few questions about your sex life, provide a physical exam.
They may ask for a urine sample, obtain a swab, order blood tests.
Medicines are prescribed.
What should I do if I have sexually transmitted infection?
Don't have sex, including oral sex, without a condom until you have had a check-up.
You can have an STI without knowing it and infect your partner during sex.
Take the medications as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
What can I do to protect from sexually transmitted infection?
Use condoms consistently during every sexual encounter.
Stay monogamous if possible.
Talk to your healthcare provider for more details.