Called “Pediculus” or “Phthirus” in scientific terminology, commonly known as Crabs, they are external parasites that are transmitted from person to person most-commonly via sexual contact and grow rapidly when personal hygiene is poor. They are extremely small, despite the fact that they are very similar with crabs, which is why they are also called crustaceans. They have a flat shape, with three pairs of legs on either side of the body (from which it takes its descriptive name).pe, with three pairs of legs on either side of the body (from which it takes its descriptive
HPV, “Human Papilloma Virus”, generates an incurable sexually transmitted disease, which unfortunately increases the long list of infections of this type. Genital warts or Condylomatosis, as it is also called this disease, comes from ancient times and because it cannot be cured, it makes the number of carriers to be growing.
Chancroid or Soft Chancre is a sexually transmitted disease caused by “Haemophilus Ducreyi”, a bacterium (parasite) present on the mucous membranes of human and animal bodies. The condition is more common among men and, geographically, it occurs mostly in South-West Asia and Africa, but, unfortunately, it also makes its presence felt in North America or Europe.
The bacterium “Neisseria Gonorrhoeae” bears the responsibility for the disease called Gonorrhea. The infection caused is a sexually transmitted one and can be passed from male to female or vice versa, during unprotected sex, regardless of how it is practiced (oral, vaginal or anal). The disease, also known as Clap, can be located in the throat, in the rectum, and also in the cervix (the lower part of the uterus or of the bladder), in the urethra (urinary canal) or in the vagina.
Trichomoniasis is a disease caused by the protozoan (inferior animal, usually microscopic, unicellular) “Trichomonas vaginalis”.
Typically, the parasite is present in the urinary tract, showing no symptoms and not affecting the body in any way other than in association with various other bacteria (bacillus coli, streptococcus, staphylococcus, etc.).
Herpes Simplex Type I and Herpes Simplex Type II are the two forms of the disease caused by the “Simplex” virus. Both types are contagious. Type I mainly affects the area of the mouth and makes its appearance especially during episodes of cold or flu with feverish state, and the Type II affects the genital area, being transmitted through unprotected sex. Unlike Type I Herpes, which is active and it may occasionally also affect the genital area (during episodes of oral sex), the Type II is contagious regardless of the type of sex practiced.