An influenza vaccine is a vaccine given with a needle, usually in the arm.
Hepatitis B vaccine can prevent hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is a liver disease that can cause mild illness lasting a…
Most cervical cancers are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection.
Pap tests (or Pap smears) look for cancers and precancers in the cervix. Precancers are cell changes that can be…
PEP stands for post-exposure prophylaxis. The word “prophylaxis” means to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease.
PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. The word “prophylaxis” means to prevent or control the spread of an infection or disease.
Trichomoniasis (or “trich”) is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights…
Hepatitis B is a serious infection of the liver caused by a virus. Symptoms may include tiredness, loss of appetite,…
Of anogenital warts, 90% are caused by nononcogenic HPV types 6 or 11; these types can be commonly identified before…
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, which is the virus that causes HIV infection.
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by infection with Chlamydia trachomatis.
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by infection with the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can cause serious health problems if it is not treated.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2…
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is a different virus than HIV and HSV (herpes).
How do patients contract this infection, and how do I prevent spread to other patients?
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a disorder of infection and inflammation of female internal genital organs
Candidiasis is an infection caused by a yeast (a type of fungus) called Candida.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a condition that happens when there is too much of certain bacteria in the vagina.