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.


  • What Are the Symptoms of Chancroid?
    Chancroid is a painful genital ulcer disease only rarely seen in the United States. The sores it causes, however, are relatively recognizable.

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.