Chlamydia

 

This is caused by the bacterium known as Chlamydia trachomatis. Its symptoms include burning when urinating, odd vaginal discharge, and bleeding in between menstruation in women, and pain when urinating and odd discharge from the penis in men. If not diagnosed and treated right away, it can lead to infertility in men, and pregnancy complications in women.

 

 

Herpes

 

There are two types of herpes: the HSV-1, which is transmitted orally and triggers cold sores, and the HSV-2, which is contracted via sexual contact and causes problems in the genitals. Some of the most common herpes symptoms are blisters, backaches, headaches, itchiness in the genitals, pain when urinating, and flu-like symptoms.

 

HPV

 

This stands for the Human PapillomaVirus. It is the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the United States. Today, there are more than 40 different strands of HPV in existence and many of them do not really cause any serious health problems. Sometimes, however, the can lead to serious complications such as cervical cancer.

 

It is important to get tested for STDs at the earliest opportunity to avoid all these dangers.