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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 or paramenthanediol Used as directed these sprays are safe...

September 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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Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis

FAQ071, February 2016

What are gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis Gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis are sexually transmitted infections STIs These three STIs can cause serious longterm problems if they are not treated especially for teenagers and young women Gynecologic Problems What are gonorrhea chlamydia and syphilis W...

February 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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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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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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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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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

FAQ077, September 2015

What is pelvic inflammatory disease PID Pelvic inflammatory disease PID is an infection of the female reproductive organs It is a common illness PID is diagnosed in more than 1 million women each year in the United States Gynecologic Problems What is pelvic inflammatory disease PID What causes PID...

September 2015

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Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

PFS005, August 2015

Human immunodeficiency virus HIV is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AIDS HIV can enter the bloodstream through contact with an infected persons body fluids such as blood or semen This can happen during sex or by sharing needles used to inject drugs An infected woman who is...

August 2015

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