Syphilis causes infected sores, blisters, or ulcers on your genitals, anus, or mouth. It can be passed on through contact with infected sores and rashes. Syphilis can be cured with antibiotics, but if left untreated, it can spread to other parts of the body and become a more serious infection.
Many people with syphilis do not show symptoms, however, if left untreated, symptoms can develop through different stages and become a serious infection. Early symptoms include painless sores around genitalia. Later symptoms include feeling ill, headaches, and rashes in other parts of the body such as hands or soles of feet. If untreated, late stage syphilis will eventually become a serious health problem with irreversible damage to your heart, brain, and nervous system.
Gonorrhea is caused by an infection that affects the urethra, anus, throat, eyes, or the cervix. and it can be passed on through genital contact or bodily fluid such as semen and vaginal fluid. Gonorrhea can be treated with a short course of antibiotics, if left untreated, it can lead to other long-term health problems. Gonorrhoea shows up in tests up to 2 weeks after infection.
Many people with gonorrhea do not show symptoms however, common symptoms include:
For males: painful urination, unusual white/yellow/green discharge from the tip of the penis, pain or swelling in one testicle, inflammation or swelling of foreskin
For females: Increased vaginal discharge, painful urination, vaginal bleeding between periods, abdominal / pelvic pain, pain during sex, bleeding after sex
Herpes Type II
Herpes Type II, also known as genital herpes, causes infected sores or blisters, that can be passed on through gential contact. While treatment can help with herpes outbreaks, the virus is incurable and will remain the body. The blisters usually heal and go away by themselves, however, antiviral treatment is also available and effective to shorten and relieve symptoms.
Many people with genital herpes do not show symptoms, or may show symptoms months, or even years after infected. Herpes symptoms include small blisters that leave red open sores around your genitals, anus, throat, thighs, buttocks, or around your mouth. Other symptoms can include: painful urination, tingling or burning sensation around genitals, flu-like symptoms, unusual discharge
Chlamydia is an infection caused by Chlamydia Trachomatis, and it can be passed on through genital contact or bodily fluid such as semen and vaginal fluid. Usually it can easily be treated with antibiotics, however, if it is not treated early, it can spread to other parts of your body and lead to long-term health problems. You can also get your chlamydia infection in your eyes, throat, or anus. Chlamydia shows up in tests up to 2 weeks after infection.
Many people with chlamydia do not show symptoms, however, common symptoms include:
For males: painful urination, white/cloudly/watery discharge from the tip of the penis, pain or swelling in one testicle
For females: Increased vaginal discharge, painful urination, vaginal bleeding between periods, abdominal / pelvic pain, pain during sex, bleeding after sex.
Trichomoniasis is caused by a tiny parasite called trichomonas vaginalis, and is easily passed on through unprotected vaginal sex. Trichomoniasis can’t be passed on through oral or anal sex, or other forms of contact. Trichomoniasis is easily treated with antibiotics, however, without treatment the infection can last for months or even years.
Many people with trichomoniasis do not show symptoms, however, common symptoms include:
For males: thin/white discharge, painful urination, soreness/swelling around the head and foreskin of the penis
For females: yellow/green/fishy-smelling vaginal discharge, soreness/swelling/itching around the vagina, painful urination, pain during sex, pain in the lower stomach
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that damages the cells in your immune system and weakens your ability to fight everyday infections and disease.