Chlamydia

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). It is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia infection does not always cause symptoms.  A very high number (up to 60-80%) of the infected persons are unaware of it. It is a very serious infection, and may result in infertility. More: Chlamydia bacteria Transmission The main route of … Read more Chlamydia

Gonorrhea in the eye

Gonorrhea is one of the most contagious infections caused by bacteria. It is most often transmitted through sexual activities – oral, vaginal, and anal. Other parts of the body can also be infected with this gonorrhea, such as the eyes and throat. Newborns can also get gonorrhea from their mother during labor, in which case … Read more Gonorrhea in the eye

Syphilis

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum bacteria. This STD is relatively rare among heterosexuals, but occurs much more frequently among gays, and people with backgrounds of countries outside of Europe. It is very important to treat the disease as soon as possible after diagnosis. Treatment is usually with antibiotics. If untreated, syphilis might eventually cause … Read more Syphilis

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection which is caused by Neisseria gonorrhea and transmitted through sexual intercourse. Gonorrhea is most common amongst homosexual males as well as people who have multiple partners. The symptoms of gonorrhea are evident between 2 to 7 days after infection, and some of those symptoms include getting a green or yellow … Read more Gonorrhea