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Symptoms & Signs for 11 STIs

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These medical conditions are called STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) because they can spread through sexual activity. They are also referred to as STD ( Sexually Transmitted Diseases). These conditions may be dangerous if left untreated and can affect Future Fertility & Sexual Virility.

Infection Types

  • Bacterial - Chlamydia | Gonorrhea | Syphilis
  • Parasitic - Pubic Lice | Trichomoniasis
  • Viral - Hepatitis A, B, C | Herpes | HIV | HPV


1. Chlamydia

Women may notice;

  • Unusual Vaginal Discharge with a possible odor.
  • Itching and Burning around the affected area.
  • Painful Periods, or Irregular Bleeding during the menstrual cycle, can also occur.

Men may notice;

  • Painful Urination.
  • Swollen Testicles.
  • Burning and Itching at the Penile Head.


2. Gonorrhea (Clap)

For Men & Women, the main symptoms are often;

  • Genital Discharge, which can be either Cloudy, Creamy, or Colored.
  • Persistent & Painful Urination,
  • Swollen Genitals
  • Sore Throat.

Women may experience pain & discomfort during intercourse & menstruation.


3. Syphilis

For Men & Women there are 4 Stages

  • Primary - Syphilis sores generally begin as Small, Round Spots that are firm and painless but can also turn wet and open. They look like tiny ulcers and can occur on the genitals or mouth
  • Secondary - a Red Rash typically develops on the soles of the Feet or Palms of the hands. Other rashes can occur elsewhere on the body. 
  • Latent - Non-symptomatic stage.

After that, Syphilis enters the Tertiary stage and the most severe.


Note: You can avoid Health Problems if your STI is Detected & Treated.


4. Pubic Lice (Genital Crabs)

You may experience intense itching in areas covered by coarse hair, mainly in the pubic region. Sometimes pubic lice migrate - they favor coarse hair like;

  • Arms and Legs
  • Armpits may become infested as well.
  • Facial Hair, including Eyebrows and Lashes.

When pubic lice bite you, they release a substance on your skin - that's the main cause of itching. You might also notice tiny blue or purple marks where you've already been bitten. 


5. Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas or Trich)

For Women, the first noticeable symptom is itching of the vagina or vulva, which is referred to as vaginitis

MenWomen with trichomoniasis can also develop an infection of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the body. If the urethra becomes infected, urination is accompanied by a 

  • Bad odor or discomfort.
  • Frequent urination often occurs as well.
  • Irritation and itching can also occur.



6. Hepatitis A

Symptoms of hepatitis A arise 14 to 28 days after infection. They can include;

  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Dark Urine.


7. Hepatitis B

During the early phases, Hepatitis B generally does not cause symptoms. In the rare cases that it does cause symptoms, they are generally similar to those of the flu and may include:

  • Yellowing of the skin
  • Dark Urine
  • Nausea
  • Extreme Fatigue.


8. Hepatitis C

Symptoms may not appear for several weeks, or even a few months, after the infection is contracted. An infected person can carry the Hep C virus for years without knowing it. 

Symptoms may include;

  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dark Urine
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Fever
  • Jaundice
  • Loss of Appetite

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9. Herpes

Both types of herpes can be asymptomatic, or they will produce painful symptoms like;

Genital Herpes Symptoms

  • Painful, blistering sores on the genitals
  • Burning, itching and painful discharge from either the penis or vagina
  • Painful urination has also been noted.

Oral Herpes Symptoms

  • Cold Sores on or around mouth
  • Fever blisters on or around mouth

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10HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

In the early stages of infection (2-4 weeks) after contracting the virus, approximately 80% of people will experience flu-like symptoms;

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Body rashes

They are all common in the early stages of HIV infection. These symptoms are commonly dismissed as resulting from the flu or a cold and are followed by an asymptomatic period that can last for Months or even Years.

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11. HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

Many people who contract HPV are unaware of it, as the virus often produces no symptoms. Others may develop

  • Genital Warts
  • Warts in their throat (rare cases)

The virus is most commonly transmitted by genital-to-genital contact during vaginal or anal sex but can also be transmitted through oral sex or kissing.

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Are STDs Curable?

Some infections are Curable, some the body will Clear on its Own and others can only be Reduced by Treatment. Click the Read More links to find out more on this Info.


To avoid being infected practice safe sex which includes using condoms and not engaging in sex with an infected person. If you have any of these symptoms you should be tested ASAP (as soon as possible) and sexual partners be contacted.

Last Updated: Apr 6, 2024

Note: To receive Proper Treatment, Testing is Required.

About STD Symptoms

Some people can be Symptomless (No Symptoms) of infection for Days, Months & even Years. Making it difficult to know if you have an STD without Getting Tested.

STDs do have Similar Symptoms so it might be difficult to tell which Individual STD you have Contracted. That is why a Panel Test for Multiple STDs is Recommended.

Why Get Tested?

  • To Positively Know if you have an STD.
  • To Get Access to Proper Treatment
  • Avoid Health Problems associated with Untreated STIs.
  • Avoid Legal Issues connected with Spreading STDs.

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