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STD Symptoms: An Overview

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It is important to note that if this disease goes untreated you can suffer serious health issues and even death. Serious health issues include damage to your liver, heart, nerves, joints, eyes, blood vessels and other internal organs.

References:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases. World Health Organization. Retrieved December 8, 2011, from
http://www.who.int/topics/sexually_transmitted_infections/en/

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) fact sheet | womenshealth.gov. womenshealth.gov . Retrieved December 8, 2011, from http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/sexually-transmitted-infections.cfm#d

Gonorrhea - Symptoms, Test & Treatment. Sexual & Reproductive Health - Sex Education - Planned Parenthood. Retrieved December 8, 2011, from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/stds-hiv-safer-sex/gonorrhea-4269.htm

Reviewed December 8, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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