Men’s health – Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Reproductive tract infections are infections of the genital tract. Like women, men can have similar reproductive tract infection. However, in men, sexually transmitted infections are much more common than those that occur by overgrowth of normally present bacteria in the genital tract.

srfaSome STDs are Caused by Bacteria:

  • Syphilis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)
  • Chlamydia

Some STDs are Caused by Viruses:

  • Herpes
  • HPV
  • (Human Papillomavirus which can cause Genital or Anal Warts)
  • Hepatitis A, B, C
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus—the virus that causes AIDS)

Other than this, Public lice (“crabs”) are parasitic insects found in the genital area of humans. Scabies is an infestation of the skin with the microscopic mite. These are basically skin infections but are considered STD as you can acquire it from your infected partner.

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