Types of STIs
There are different types of STIs. STIs can be roughly divided into three categories:
- Bacterial STIs, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, mycoplasma genitalium and syphilis, are caused by a bacterium.
- Viral STIs, such as HIV, genital warts and herpes, are caused by a virus.
- Parasitic STIs, such as trichomonas, scabies and pubic lice, are caused by a parasite.
Most STIs can be treated well with medication, such as antibiotics. Below you can read more information about some common STIs.