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Questions About Rare STDs

Chancroid, Molluscum Contagiosum, Lymphogranuloma Venereum, MRSA

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Updated February 03, 2014

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Have a question about rare STDs? You can find answers to your STD symptom, STD testing, STD prevention, and STD treatment questions right here! Want to know more about one of the rarer non-viral STDs such as chancroid, MRSA, lymphogranuloma venerum, or molluscum contagiosum? Submit a question yourself and for inclusion in the uncommon STD FAQ.

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Questions About Specific STDs

  • Chancroid
    • 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.
    • How Do I Get Tested for Chancroid?
      Most doctors diagnose chancroid simply based on the appearance of the sores. However, questionable sores can also be cultured for the presence of Haemophilus ducreyi, the bacteria that causes chancroid.
    • What is the Treatment for Chancroid?
      Chancroid is treated with antibiotics, however the first round of treatment isn't always successful.
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Lymphogranuloma Venerum (LGV)
  • MRSA
    • Is MRSA an STD?
      Most people think of MRSA as an infection that they pick up in the hospital, but 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, that has become problematic in part because it is resistant to certain types of treatment.
    • Can I have MRSA on my 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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