Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Learn about common sexually transmitted diseases that your primary care doctor may treat in the office. Your doctor may also refer you to a gynecologist, or you may prefer being seen by a gynecologist for the treatment of these conditions.

If you do not see a topic of interest to you, please try the A to Z listing of health conditions.

recommended reading
These articles provide in-depth information and are written to help you make the best healthcare decisions for you and your loved ones.
Exposure to Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Genital Herpes
Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus)
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
tests & procedures

Your doctor may recommend screening or diagnostic tests to evaluate your condition. To learn more about these tests and diagnostic procedures use the section of this site called Medical Tests A to Z.

Biopsy of Genital Warts (human papillomavirus)
Chlamydia Tests
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Gonorrhea Test
Gynecological Exam for Genital Warts
Herpes Tests
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing
Pap Test
Pelvic Examination
Syphilis Tests
Transvaginal Pelvic Ultrasound
Urine Culture
Vaginal Wet Mount
Visual Examination for Lice


Abnormal Pap Test
Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
Bacterial Vaginosis
Birth Control
Chronic Female Pelvic Pain
Safe Sex
Urinary Tract Infections in Teens and Adults
Vaginal Problems
Vaginal Yeast Infections
medication center
medication assistance

This section provides you with an alphabetical listing of more than 1,000 medications, including prescription drugs and those you can purchase over-the-counter. Just select your medications to learn more about them. You can choose your medication by brand name or generic name.

Medications A-Z

If you are having difficulty paying for your medications you may qualify for financial assistance or free medications. Visit the Medication Assistance Center to learn about available medication and insurance programs.

Don't let financial problems stop you from getting the treatment you need; there are resources and organizations that may be able to help you.

additional resources

This listing provides you with Internet sites that are sponsored by government agencies or are well-known and credible national organizations.

American Social Health Association
MEDLINEplus—Sexually Transmitted Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National STD Hotline

Surfing the Internet
When looking at Internet sites, remember that the information can be sponsored by anyone. Take into account the sponsoring group or individual when gathering information or help. Be especially careful about giving out personal or financial information.

Learn more about surfing the web:

Enfermedades de transmisión sexual - [Sexually Transmitted Diseases]
Hepatitis - [Hepatitis]
Infecciones de las vías urinarias - [Urinary Tract Infections]
Métodos anticonceptivos - [Birth Control]
Piojos y sarna (guaguana) - [Lice and Scabies]

Last modified on: 30 June 2015