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an organism causing a sexually transmitted infection; the symptoms in males are a thin, clear discharge and mild pain on urination; females are frequently asymptomatic

Chlamydia

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having no symptoms

asymptomatic

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an infection and inflammation of the pelvic organs, such as the fallopian tubes and the uterus, in the female

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

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the organism that causes genital works

HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

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a sexually transmitted infection causing warts on the genitals

genital warts

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a sexually transmitted infection, the symptoms of which are small, painful bumps or blisters on the genitals

genital herpes

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a sexually transmitted disease that destroys the body's natural immunity to infection so that the person is susceptible to and may die from a disease such as pneumonia or cancer

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

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the virus that causes AIDS

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

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a drug used to treat HIV-infected persons; also called ZDV

AZT

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a sexually transmitted infection that usually causes symptoms of a puslike discharge and painful, burning urination in the male but is frequently asymptomatic in the female

Gonorrhea

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a sexually transmitted infection that causes a chancre to appear in the primary stage

Syphilis

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a painess, ulcerlike lesion with a hard, raised edge that is a symptom of syphilis

Chancre

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the first few weeks of a syphilis infection during which the chancre is present

primary-stage syphilis

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the second stage of symphilis, occurring several months after infection, during which the chancre has disappeared and a generalized body rash appears

secondary-stage syphilis

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the third stage of syphilis, which may last for years, during which symptoms disappear although the person is still infected

latent syphilis

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the fourth and final stage of syphilis, during which the disease does damage to major organs of the body such as the lungs, heart, or brain

late syphilis

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a syphilis infection in a newborn baby resulting from transmission from an infected mother

congenital syphilis

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a liver disease that can be transmitted sexually or by needle sharing

Hepatitis B

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a form of vaginitis causing a frothy white or yellow discharge with an unpleasant odor

Trichomoniasis

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tiny lice that attach themselves to the base of pubic hairs and cause itching; also called crabs

pubic lice

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an irritation or inflammation of the vagina, usually causing a discharge

Vaginitis

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a form of vaginitis causing a think, white discharge; also called candida or yeast infection

Monilia

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an infection or inflammation of the prostate gland

Prostatitis