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Sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) are caused by bacteria, parasites or viruses that you can get from having sex with someone who is infected. Although most STD's affect both men and women, they can cause more severe health problems in women. And a pregnant woman with an STD faces the possibility of having the disease affect her baby. In this section you can learn more about STD's as well as treatment and prevention.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Symptoms of STDs in Women



Genital Herpes

Reducing Your Risk of Genital Herpes


“HIV Protection for Women Focus of New U.N. Plan,” March 3, 2010

“The Role of Gene Therapy in HIV Treatment,” March 25, 2010

“Trichomoniasis Advocacy Sheet,” March 24, 2010

“FAQ About Pregnancy and STDs,” March 23, 2010

“Syphilis Advocacy Sheet,” March 22, 2010

“All About Hepatitis C,” March 18, 2010

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