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It may feel awkward, but one of the best ways to prevent a sexually transmitted disease (infection) is open communication with partners and your doctor...and using protection.

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can be acute or chronic. Symptoms occur in three stages, characterized by a sore in the mouth or genital area, followed by a rash, and, if untreated, can progress to more serious issues such as blindness, paralysis, dementia, deafness, and death.
Hepatitis B is a liver infection and is spread by sharing infected bodily fluids. This condition often does not show symptoms but chronic cases can cause serious damage.
It is normal to bleed after sex if it your first time or if it has been awhile since your last sexual experience. However, if this is not the case, then bleeding after intercourse can be caused by trauma to the vagina, menstruation, a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease, or a cervical polyp.
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Symptoms can be subtle but can include abnormal vaginal discharge in women and painful urination in men. It can be prevented with safe sex practices and treated with antibiotics.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) and causes warts around the genitals and other surrounding areas.
While there is an array of color and consistency to vaginal discharge, it's quite common to have bloody vaginal discharge after your period. Other causes can relate to age, bacterial or yeast infections, or an STD.

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