Chancroid is a highly contagious yet curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacteria Haemophilus Ducreyi [hum-AH-fill-us DOO-cray].
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, a bacterium, which can damage a woman's reproductive organs.
Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in mucous membranes of the body.
Genital Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV -1) and type 2 (HSV-2).
Genital HPV infection is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
- Nongonococcal Urethritis
NGU (NonGonococcal Urethritis) is an infection of the urethra caused by pathogens (germs) other than gonorrhea.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a serious infection in the upper genital tract/reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries) of a female.
Syphilis is a complex sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.
Trichomoniasis is caused by the single-celled protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis and affects both women and men, although symptoms are more common in women.
- Bacterial Vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection in women of childbearing age.
For more information on the diseases above go to: CDC Fact Sheets
- STDs and women
This fact sheet describes 10 ways STDs impact women differently from men.