Questions About Rare STDs

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Have a question about rare STDs? You're probably not alone in whatever you're wondering about. We've aggregated answers to frequently asked questions about rare STDs right here.


Molluscum Contagiosum

Lymphogranuloma Venerum (LGV)

  • What Are the Symptoms of LGV?
    • LGV is actually a type of chlamydia infection. However, it's systemic symptoms are far more similar to those of syphilis.


  • Is MRSA an STD?
    • Most people think of MRSA as an infection that they pick up in the hospital. However, recent studies have shown that it can also be sexually transmitted.
  • What Is MRSA?
    • MRSA is an infection with a common type of bacteria, staph aureus. However, the bacteria has become problematic because it is resistant to certain types of treatment.
  • What Are the Symptoms of MRSA?
    • Learn about the symptoms of MRSA that can be seen on the skin as well as invasive symptoms that can cause problems in the lungs and other areas.
  • Can You Have MRSA on Your Skin Without Getting an Infection?
    • Just because you have MRSA on your skin, doesn't mean you have a MRSA infection. It may mean, however, that you are at increased risk of acquiring one.
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