Other Types Of STDs
There are many varieties of STDs that are possible for you to contract. Find out more about these many types of infections and learn more about what you can do to protect yourself from these STDs. If you are already infected, then read more about what exactly you have contracted and about what you can do to treat or cure the disease. Welcome to our sub section on Other Types Of STDs where you can get the answers to all of your questions about various types of STDs.
Throughout history, cases of syphilis have been recorded. While this STD has not always been effectively dealt with, nowadays, syphilis can easily be treated and cured. However, as history has shown, without treatment, syphilis symptoms can progress and affect the nervous system and brain leading to dementia and even death. Don't delay in getting treatment. Get tested regularly for this and all other STDs.
The Herpes Virus unfortunately is an STD for which we currently have no cure. However, treatment is available and there are a number of things you can do yourself at home to help relieve your genital herpes, as well as natural herpes treatments. Herpes symptoms include blisters or sores that periodically break out on the genitals. Avoid any sexual contact whenever experiencing an outbreak of herpes and always use condoms when having sex any other time. Take a look at our FAQs on genital herpes to learn even more about this uncomfortable STD.
Trichomoniasis is one of the most common, and the most curable of the STDs. However, symptoms of trich may be mistaken for a yeast infection causing women to use the wrong type of treatment for her vaginal discharge. Proper testing for Trichomoniasis is the only way to know for sure if you have contracted this parasite. Find out more about how to tell the difference.
A very common STD, crabs are very similar to head lice. While the itchy symptoms can be hard to miss, treatment for pubic lice can easily take care of the discomfort these pests can cause. Learn more about this pesty and uncomfortable STD.
Lesser Known STDs
Some STDs, like granuloma iguinale and chancroid, are not so well known in North America, but that doesn't mean you're not at risk of contracting these infections. Other lesser-talked about STDs include nongonococcal urethritis, lymphogranuloma venereum, and molluscum contagiosum. Learn about these lesser known STDs and find out more about your risk for contracting these various STDs. And always be sure to go for regular STD testing after sexual relations with each new sexual partner and remember, only condoms can protect you from contracting STDs.
Chat with other women about the many different types of STDS and about what happens when you contract an STD in our STD forum.