Common sexually transmitted infections
There are at least 20 different STIs. They can be caused by viruses, bacteria, and protozoa. Some of the most common STIs are:
- Genital herpes
- Genital warts or human papillomavirus (HPV). Certain high-risk types of HPV can cause cervical cancer in women
- Hepatitis B
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS. Having other STIs, such as genital herpes, can increase your risk of HIV.
- Other infections that may be sexually transmitted. These include hepatitis A, cytomegalovirus, molluscum contagiosum, Mycoplasma genitalium, hepatitis C, and possibly bacterial vaginosis
- Scabies and pubic lice, which can be spread by sexual contact
If you are looking for medical help or mental health question, call 811. This is a 24 -hour confidential line where you will have the opportunity to speak with a Registered Nurse regarding your concern.
Common Sexually Transmitted Infections (2018). My Health Alberta Website. Retrieved September 5,2019 from https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Health/Pages/conditions.aspx?hwid=stdis