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Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis

FAQ071, December 2016

What is a sexually transmitted infection STI A sexually transmitted infection STI is an infection spread by sexual contact There are many STIs however this FAQ focuses on chlamydia gonorrhea and syphilis These STIs can cause longterm health problems and problems during pregnancy Having an STI also...

December 2016

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Protecting Yourself Against Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

FAQ125, December 2016

What is hepatitis Hepatitis is an infection that affects the liver Womens Health What is hepatitisnbsp What are hepatitis B and hepatitis Cnbsp What is acute hepatitisnbsp What is chronic hepatitisnbsp What is a carrier How is the hepatitis B virus spreadnbsp Is there a test for the hepatitis B vi...

December 2016

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Prenatal Genetic Testing Chart (Infographic)

PFSI010 Weeks 14 Weeks 58 Weeks 912 Weeks 1316 Weeks 1720 Weeks 2124 Timing 1013 weeks Blood test plus NT ultrasound exam Screens for Down syndrome and trisomy 18 Firsttrimester screening Secondtrimester screening quad screen Timing 1522 weeks Blood test Screens for Down syndrome trisomy 13 trisom...

October 2016

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Zika Virus and Pregnancy (Infographic)

PFSI011 Mosquito Bite Prevention If you must travel to one of the areas where Zika virus is spreading strictly follow these four steps to prevent mosquito bites Use EPAregistered bug spray with DEET picaridin IR3535 oil of lemon eucalyptus paramenthanediol or 2undecanone Used as directed these spr...

October 2016

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Genital Herpes

FAQ054, September 2016

What is genital herpes Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection STI It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex virus HSV Infection with HSV can cause painful sores and blisters around the lips genitals or anus Sometimes infection with HSV causes no sores It is possible to have HSV and...

September 2016

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How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

FAQ009, December 2015

What are sexually transmitted infections STIs Sexually transmitted infections STIs are infections that are spread by sexual contact Sexually transmitted infections can cause severe damage to your bodyeven death Except for colds and flu STIs are the most common contagious easily spread infections i...

December 2015

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

FAQ191, November 2015

What is human papillomavirus HPV Human papillomavirus HPV is a virus Like all viruses HPV causes infection by entering cells Once inside a cell HPV takes control of the cells internal machinery and uses it to make copies of itself These copies then infect other nearby cells Womens Health What is h...

November 2015

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Vulvovaginal Health

FAQ190, November 2015

What is human papillomavirus HPV Human papillomavirus HPV is a virus Like all viruses HPV causes infection by entering cells Once inside a cell HPV takes control of the cells internal machinery and uses it to make copies of itself These copies then infect other nearby cells Womens Health What is t...

November 2015

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The Flu Vaccine and Pregnancy

FAQ189, October 2015

What is influenza the flu Influenza the flu is more than a bad cold It usually comes on suddenly Signs and symptoms may include fever headache fatigue muscle aches coughing and sore throat It can lead to complications such as pneumonia Some complications can be lifethreatening Pregnancy What is in...

October 2015

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Disorders of the Vulva: Common Causes of Vulvar Pain, Burning, and Itching

FAQ088, September 2015

What is the vulva The external female genital area is called the vulva The outer folds of skin are called the labia majora and the inner folds are called the labia minora Gynecologic Problems What is the vulvanbsp When should I contact my health care provider about vulvar symptomsnbsp What will my...

September 2015

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