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The rash will disappear after a few weeks, but will come and go as long as a year.
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS 5Genital wartsGenital warts are one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. Women are more likely than men to develop genital warts. Genital warts are caused by HPV, human papillomavirus. The warts can grow on the vulva, walls of the vagina, between the anus and vagina, anal canal, cervix, tip or shaft of penis, scrotom, anus, mouth, and throat. The warts are small in size and flesh-colored or gray in color. Your genital area may become itchy and uncomfortable. There may also be bleeding with intercourse. Risks for contracting gential warts include unprotected sex, having multiple sex partners, having another STD, being sexually activeat a young age. Crabs (pubic lice)Crabs are tiny insects that live off human blood. Often referred to as pubic lice. They can live anywhere on the body that has hair. Crabs are transmitted via close contact with an infected person, including sex. It is common in homeless people. Symptoms for crabs include itching, rash, red bumps, and irritation/scratching. Pubic lice is curable. The treatment of crabs involves terminating the lice twice a day within one week with permethrin cream all over the entire body, not just the affected area.TrichomoniasisTrichomoniasis is commonly known as “trich”. It is a very common sexually transmitted disease that is caused by infection with a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. Most who have the parasite cannot tell they are infected. Trich is considered the most common curableSTD. In the United States, an estimated 3.7 million people have the infection, but only about 30% develop any symptoms. The infection is more common in women than men. The parasite is passed from infected person to uninfected person during sex, infecting the vulva, vagina, or
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS 6urethra. About 70% of infected people do not experience any signs or symptoms. Some people with symptoms get them with 5 to 28 days after being infected, and can range from mild irritation to severe inflammation. Other symptoms may include itching, irritation, burning after urination, soreness, or discharge. Trichomoniasis is curable with a single dose of an antibiotic. Without treatment, trichomoniasis can last for months. Once cured, you can get it again. About 1 in 5 people get infected again within three months after treatment. The use of condoms and sexual abstinence will prevent the transmission of this STD. Human Papillomavirus (HPV)Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. About 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, and about 14 million people become newly infected each year. There are many different types of HPV, some that cause healthproblems including genital warts and cancers. HPV can be transmitted through vaginal, oral, or anal sex, but is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex. HPV can be passed even whenan infected person has no signs or symptoms. HPV goes away on its own in most cases without