Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted

Infections

Thankfully, most STIs are either curable or manageable through medication. At Women’s Health Associates, we will work with you to find the solution that best suits your individual lifestyle.

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What are STIs?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also known as venereal diseases, are infections that get passed from one person to another through sexual contact.  There are more than 20 different types of STIs, including:

 

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Genital herpes
  • Human papillomaviruses (HPV)
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B & C
  • HIV
  • Trichomoniasis

 

STIs affect people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and income levels. In the U.S. alone, there are about 20 million new cases every year.

 

Many common STIs don’t have symptoms until later in the disease and are often discovered during routine exams. This is one of the reasons it is so very important to have regular checkups.