Teen Advisor Teen Advisor
  Home About Us Contact Us

Common STD's

AIDS and HIV Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, is a virus that attacks the immune system resulting in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS.

Chancroid A treatable bacterial infection that causes painful sores.

Chlamydia A treatable bacterial infection that can scar the fallopian tubes affecting a woman's ability to have children.

Crabs Also known as pediculosis pubis, crabs are parasites or bugs that live on the pubic hair in the genital area.

Gonorrhea A treatable bacterial infection of the penis, vagina or anus that causes pain, or burning feeling as well as a pus-like discharge. Also known as "the clap".

Hepatitis A disease that affects the liver. There are more than four types. A and B are the most common.

Herpes Genital herpes is a recurrent skin condition that can cause skin irritations in the genital region (anus, vagina, penis).

Human Papillomavirus / Genital Warts Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that affects the skin in the genital area, as well as a female's cervix. Depending on the type of HPV involved, symptoms can be in the form of wart-like growths, or abnormal cell changes.

Nongonococcal Urethritis (NGU) Nongonococcal urethritis (or NGU) is a treatable bacterial infection of the urethra (the tube within the penis) often times associated with chlamydia.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease An infection of the female reproductive organs by chlamydia, gonorrhea or other bacteria. Also known as PID.

Scabies Scabies is a treatable skin disease that is caused by a parasite.

Syphilis A treatable bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body and affect the heart, brain, nerves. Also known as "syph".

Related Links
Information & Symptoms
The Pill
Male Condoms
Female Condoms
Spermicides, Foams, Jellies & Sponge
Contraceptive Sponges
Vaginal Contraceptive Film (VCF)
Emergency Birth Control