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Chlamydia

  • Symptoms: painful urination, testicular pain in men, and a discharge from either the penis or vagina
  • Transmission: unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex, sharing sex toys, and touching parts of the body with fingers (i.e., chlamydia can occur in the eyes).
  • Treatment: oral antibiotics
  • Locally: Hamilton County experienced an average of 552.9 cases per month in 2014

Gonorrhea

  • Symptoms: ½ of women and 1/10 of men who have gonorrhea have no symptoms at all. Women’s symptoms can include discharge from the vagina, frequent urination, pain or burning when urinating and pain between periods. Men are most likely to experience pain during urination and discharge from the penis. A throat infection rarely shows symptoms.
  • Transmission: unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex, sharing sex toys, touching parts of the body with fingers, and from mother to child during child birth.
  • Treatment: oral antibiotics
  • Locally: Hamilton County experienced an average of 193.9 cases per month in 2014

Syphilis

  • Symptoms: painless sores that can appear on the penis, vagina, anus or even inside the mouth, mild to severe flu-like symptoms, and (though it is less common) a rash may appear on the soles of the feet and palms of your hands, sometimes even the whole body.
  • Transmission: unprotected oral, anal, or vaginal sex
  • Treatment: antibiotic injection or oral antibiotics
  • Locally: Hamilton County experienced an average of 23.5 cases per month in 2014

Herpes

  • Symptoms: early symptoms can include a burning sensation in the genitals, lower back pain, pain when urinating, and flu-like symptoms. A short while later, small red bumps may appear around the genitals or on the mouth; later these bumps become painful blisters which then crust over, form a scab, and heal.
  • Transmission: skin-to-skin contact
  • Treatment: can only be managed by taking a prescription such as Valtrex to manage symptoms and outbreaks. It cannot be cured.
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