Read about symptoms and how you get them. Remember – not everyone shows symptoms, even if they’re infected and can pass the STI on. So if you’re worried, get tested. And use condoms correctly and consistently!
Some common STIs are listed below:
It’s also called 'the clap'. It’s caused by bacteria.
If symptoms are present, they most often appear within 10 days of becoming infected.
Hepatitis B is a virus that can cause a serious infection of the liver.
HCV is one of the viruses that cause hepatitis. It can lead to chronic liver disease like cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer and liver failure.
Human papillomaviris (HPV) is also called genital warts. Warts may grow on the penis, anus, and on the inside or outside of the vagina.
They are a form of lice which are flat-backed, wingless, and greyish-white or reddish-brown in colour. They attach to short, coarse pubic hair but may also be found in the underarms, moustaches, beards, eyebrows and eyelashes.
It’s caused by bacteria that gets into the blood through the eyes, mouth, broken skin, vagina or anus. If left untreated, syphilis can cause serious health problems.
Primary - a single, painless sore appearing 10 to 90 days after infection:
Secondary stage - starts 3 to 6 weeks after the sore appears:
Latent stage - If untreated it can damage internal organs, such as the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, blood vessels, liver, bones, and joints. It can also cause death.
Symptoms usually appear 5 to 28 days after exposure:
Yeast is a common fungus that lives in small amounts inside a woman's vagina. Painful symptoms arise when the amount increases. Men do not always have symptoms but may develop the infection.
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