Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that can be spread through sexual activity, including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Here are five common sexually transmitted infections:

Syphilis:Cause: Bacterial infection (Treponema pallidum). – Symptoms: Progresses through stages, starting with painless sores, followed by a skin rash.

If left untreated, it can lead to severe complications affecting the heart, brain, and other organs.

Chlamydia:Cause: Bacterial infection (Chlamydia trachomatis). – Symptoms: Often asymptomatic but can cause genital pain, discharge, and discomfort.

HIV/AIDS:Cause: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). – Symptoms: Initial symptoms may include flu-like symptoms, but HIV often progresses without noticeable symptoms.

Gonorrhea:Cause: Bacterial infection (Neisseria gonorrhoeae). – Symptoms: Similar to chlamydia, it can cause genital pain, discharge, and discomfort.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV):Cause: Viral infection (human papillomavirus). – Symptoms: Many people do not show symptoms, but some strains can cause genital warts.

It's important to note that early detection and treatment are crucial for managing these infections and preventing complications.

Regular screenings, practicing safe sex, and open communication with sexual partners are essential for maintaining sexual health.

If you suspect you may have an STI, it's important to seek medical advice and testing.

Learn about symptoms, causes, and prevention for a healthier, informed lifestyle.

Always consult with a healthcare professional for accurate information and guidance tailored to your individual health needs.