STD Symptoms – An Overview by STD/STI

STD Symptoms

This is a general overview of common STD symptoms for the STDs listed. Click the red links to find detailed descriptions of symptoms specific to that STD and links to pictures of the STDs that can present visual symptoms. Chancroid Within 1 day – 2 weeks after getting chancroid, a person will get a small […]

The Most Common STD Symptoms are No Symptoms – So True

STD Symptoms

It’s STD Awareness Month! Today’s myth: ‘The most common STD symptoms are no symptoms’ and why that’s so true! We’re implementing The STD Project’s month-long myth busting series: So True, So False! Yeah, we think we’re as cool as E! Promoting awareness, education, and acceptance doesn’t always have to be super-serious. Really, though, these myths often perpetuate […]

Early HIV Symptoms and How to Spot Them


This guest post was written by Katie Brind’Amour, MS, a Certified Health Education Specialist, a freelance health and wellness writer, and Social Media Manager for Women’s Healthcare Topics. How to Spot Early HIV Symptoms The earliest HIV symptoms — if you experience any at all — can be disguised as other common illnesses, making a new HIV infection difficult […]

Signs, Symptoms & Disease Progression – Hepatitis C


Most people do not know they have hep-C. In fact, the virus was around for years before scientists even identified it. So, lots of people were infected before anyone knew the virus existed. Now there are ways to find out if you were exposed to and/or infected with hepatitis C. Hep C is a small […]

My response to ‘I’ve never had any STDs.’


The STD Project’s been up and running for a little over 7 months now. In that time, I’ve told more people I have an STD than probably anyone with an STD does in their entire lifetime. People don’t share that information for a number of reasons, including the immense stigma attached to anyone who has […]

Think You Might Have an STD? Your Ultimate Reference Guide


If you think you may have contracted a sexually transmitted disease or infection, this guide will help you walk through the steps of learning about what you might have been exposed to, researching symptoms, looking at pictures, and getting tested to be sure. This is a compilation post, so we’ll be updating it as new […]

Vaginitis Symptoms – STD Symptoms & Signs

STD Symptoms

STD Symptoms – Vaginitis Vaginitis is a name for swelling, itching, burning or infection in the vagina that can be the result of different factors. The most common kinds of vaginitis are bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast, a fungus. Sometimes, trichomoniasis (trich, pronounced ‘trick’) is called vaginitis too. Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasitic protozoa called Trichomonas vaginalis. Typically, vaginitis produces […]

Trichomoniasis Symptoms – STD Symptoms & Signs

STD Symptoms

STD Symptoms – Trichomoniasis It is common not to notice trichomoniasis symptoms. When there are symptoms, they usually start within 5 to 28 days after sexual contact. In some cases, it can take months for symptoms to appear. While trichomoniasis affects both women and men, symptoms are more common in women. Most men with trichomoniasis […]