STD/STI Awareness

By: Josie Miller

Treatment Facility

Name: Iowa City Health Center

Address: 850 Orchard Street Iowa City, IA

Phone Number: 319-354-4504

Clinic Hours: Monday: 10am-6pm Tuesday: 7am-4pm Wednesday: 8am-4pm Thursday: 12pm-8pm Friday: 10am-5pm Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Mycoplasma Genitalium (Bacterial)

What is Mycoplasma Genitalium: A bacterium that infects the mucous membranes of the urethra, cervix, anus and less commonly the throat.

How is Mycoplasma Genitalium Transmitted: It can be transmitted by vaginal sex, anal sex, and also through oral sex. That Explains the throat infection from above.

How are some ways to treat Mycoplasma Genitalium: is treated with oral antibiotics. A single, oral dose of an antibiotic is commonly prescribed.

What are some symptoms for Mycoplasma Genitalium:

-Men may have no symptoms or experience stinging or burning when passing urine or discharging.

-Women may cause no symptoms in women or may result in pain in the pelvic area, pain or bleeding during sexual intercourse, abdominal pain, an abnormal vaginal discharge or stinging or burning when passing urine.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) (Viral)

What is HPV: HPV infection causes warts. More than 100 varieties of human papillomavirus (HPV) exist

How is HPV Transmitted: HPV is spread through direct sexual contact or, more rarely, skin-to-skin contact during sexual acts

How is HPV treated: Warts often go away without treatment. But even if your warts have disappeared or have been removed, you can still harbor HPV and may transmit the virus to others.

What Are Some Symptoms for HPV: Genital Warts, Common Warts, Plantar Warts, and Flat Warts.

Scabies (Parasitic)

What is Scabies: Scabies is an easily spread skin disease caused by a very small type of mite.

How is Scabies Transmitted: During skin to skin contact from infected skin to non infected.

How is Scabies treated: Creams prescribed by your health care provider are needed to treat scabies.

What Are Some Symptoms for Scabies: Itching, rashes, sores, and thin pencil-mark lines on the skin.