Other Infections

Trichomonas Vaginitis (Trich)
Trichomonasis vaginalis (also known as trich) is a parasite that can live in the female vagina and male urethra (opening on the penis). It can survive for a short period of time outside the body. Trichomonasis spreads through unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse with an infected partner. Many women experience symptoms such as greenish-yellow discharge, painful urination, vaginal itching and discomfort during intercourse. Trichomonasis can be treated and cured with oral antibiotics.

Remember

  • Any infection in the genital area may increase the risk of becoming infected with HIV. Practicing safer sex, by using latex or polyurethane condoms and/or dental dams for oral, anal or vaginal sex can reduce the risk of STIs.
  • Order FREE condoms & dental dams today at the Sex it Smart website
  • Want to get tested? Visit the Get Tested Why Not website
  • Call the AIDS & Sexual Health Info Line at 1-800-668-2437 if you have questions or need help.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Pelvic Inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammation of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and/or surrounding tissues. It may be caused by a variety of bacteria and/or viruses, including sexually transmitted infections (STBBIs). PID is treated with antibiotics. To ensure that the medication is working and your symptoms are improving, you must return to clinic within three to seven days.

Remember

  • Any infection in the genital area may increase the risk of becoming infected with HIV. Practicing safer sex, by using latex or polyurethane condoms and/or dental dams for oral, anal or vaginal sex can reduce the risk of STIs.
  • Order FREE condoms & dental dams today at the Sex it Smart website
  • Want to get tested? Visit the Get Tested Why Not website
  • Call the AIDS & Sexual Health Info Line at 1-800-668-2437 if you have questions or need help.
Epididymitis
Epididymitis is an inflammation of the epididymis (the tube that stores and transports sperm from the testes). It may be caused by a variety of bacteria, some of which may be sexually transmitted.

Remember

  • Any infection in the genital area may increase the risk of becoming infected with HIV. Practicing safer sex, by using latex or polyurethane condoms and/or dental dams for oral, anal or vaginal sex can reduce the risk of STIs.
  • Order FREE condoms & dental dams today at the Sex it Smart website
  • Want to get tested? Visit the Get Tested Why Not website
  • Call the AIDS & Sexual Health Info Line at 1-800-668-2437 if you have questions or need help.
Non-Gonococcal Urethritis (NGU) and Mucopurulent Cervicitis (MPC)

NGU (Non-Gonococcal Urethritis) is an inflammation of the male urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body) with or without discharge. NGU can be caused by a variety of bacteria, including chlamydia.  Less common causes are viruses. Most of the bacterial and/or viruses that cause NGU can be transmitted during oral, vaginal and anal sexual contact.

MPC (Mucopurulent Cervicitis) is an inflammation of the cervix that may be cause by a variety of bacteria and/or viruses and could be sexually transmitted during oral or vaginal sexual activities.

Remember

  • Any infection in the genital area may increase the risk of becoming infected with HIV. Practicing safer sex, by using latex or polyurethane condoms and/or dental dams for oral, anal or vaginal sex can reduce the risk of STIs.
  • Order FREE condoms & dental dams today at the Sex it Smart website
  • Want to get tested? Visit the Get Tested Why Not website
  • Call the AIDS & Sexual Health Info Line at 1-800-668-2437 if you have questions or need help.

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