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  • Urethritis

    Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. Urethritis has many causes, but sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are the most common.

  • Vaccines

    Hepatitis A and B and some types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can be prevented by vaccines. Vaccines for some other STIs, including HIV and Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) are being developed.

  • Vaginitis

    Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina, or internal genitals. Vaginitis has many causes, including some sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Two other types of vaginitis include: atrophic vaginitis and vulvodynia.

  • Window period

    The window period is the time between when a person comes in contact with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and when the STI will show up on a test.

  • Worry and anxiety

    Worry is the uneasy feeling you get when you are concerned about something. It’s normal to experience worry at different times in your life and it is common for people to worry about sexually transmitted infections (STI).

  • Yeast

    Yeast, or Candida albicans, is a fungus that lives in and on the body normally without causing problems. Yeast infections are an "overgrowth" of what is normally present in or on the body. When conditions change, yeast can increase and create symptoms. Infections can occur in or on a penis or external genitals, vagina or internal genitals, anus, and the genital area.

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