STDs are infections that spread during sex. Genital chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States today. When diagnosed, chlamydia is easily treated and cured. READ MORE ABOUT CHLAMYDIA

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a contagious infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. Although it is incurable, genital herpes responds well to treatment. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a curable sexually transmitted infection (STI), second only to chlamydia as the most frequently reported STI in the United States. Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, also called gonococcus. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

HIV/AIDS

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is a disease in which there is a severe loss of the body's immune system. The immune system is our body's natural defense and allows us to fight off viruses, bacteria and other disease-causing infections. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Human Papillomavirus, HPV

If the three letters H-P-V make you recoil, they shouldn't. Chances are, you have been infected by one or more types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and didn't even realize it. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people will become infected by at least one type of HPV at some point in their lives. The CDC reports that 79 million people are currently infected with HPV. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is the most common curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States. Infected women may experience a frothy, yellow-green vaginal discharge with a strong odor, discomfort during intercourse and urination, or itching in the genital area. READ MORE

Conditions & Treatments

Ending the Stigma Around Cancers Caused by HPV

HPV causes head and neck cancers, among others. What can we do to end the stigma around these illnesses?

Your Body

Black Women Are Getting HIV at Alarming Rates

Racial, geographical and socioeconomic factors put women of color at greater risk for HIV

Your Health

You’re Never Too Old to Get an STD

One of our experts discusses why older Americans are contracting sexually transmitted diseases — and why it matters.

Sexual Health

How Necessary Is HPV Cervical Cancer Screening for Women After Age 55?

Canadian researchers say it may become unnecessary in women aged 55 or older who have one negative result with the test.

Menopause & Aging Well

STDs and Menopause: What You Need to Know

Some women find sexual freedom once they're in menopause, but there is still a need to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and infections.

Sexual Health

How to Treat and Prevent Herpes

No one wants herpes, but, if you or your sexual partner has it, there are ways to lessen the risk of transmission and to treat the virus.

Sexual Health