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    DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    DSHS strives to respond to all email requests in a timely manner. It is important to note, however, that messages that you send to us by email may not be secure and may be intercepted by a third party. Therefore, we recommend that you do not send any confidential health information to us by email.

Disease Information

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  • General Information
  • Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) - a condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria.
  • Chlamydia - a common bacterial STD which can damage a woman's reproductive organs.
  • Gonorrhea - a common bacterial STD that can cause serious and permanent health problems in both women and men.
  • Hepatitis A - a vaccine-preventable viral infection that causes non-chronic liver disease.
  • Hepatitis B - a vaccine-preventable viral infection that causes liver disease that can cause short and mild sickness or serious and lifelong illness.
  • Hepatitis C - a viral infection that causes liver disease that often results in lifelong illness.
  • Hepatitis D - a viral infection that causes liver disease but is uncommon in the U.S.
  • Hepatitis E - a viral infection that causes liver disease but is uncommon in the U.S.
  • Herpes - a common viral STD that causes painful genital sores.
  • HIV/AIDS - a viral infection that damages the immune system weakening the body's defenses against other, often serious infections.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - a common viral STD that can cause genital warts or cervical cancer in women.
  • NGU (Nongonococcal Urethritis) - a condition that can be caused by chlamydia and can damage the reproductive organs of both women and men.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) - a common and serious complication of some STDs that can damage a woman's reproductive organs.
  • Pubic Lice - tiny parasitic insects that cause itching.
  • Scabies - microscopic parasitic insects that cause itching and a rash.
  • Syphilis - a bacterial STD that can cause serious and permanent health problems if left untreated including death.
  • Trichomoniasis - a common STD caused by a parasite that can cause genital irritation.
  • Vaginitis - vaginal infection.
  • Yeast (Thrush) - a common fungal infection that can cause genital irritation and discharge.

Last updated November 10, 2011