STI Symptom Chart

*Disclaimer: The most common symptoms of STIs are no symptoms.

If symptoms are present, refer to the following chart for common symptoms of these STIs.

 

STI

Symptoms in Females

Symptoms in Males

Chancroid

Chancre-like ulcers in the genital region, usually on the outer vaginal lips. Ulcers are sensitive to touch, and may bleed if irritated

Chancre-like ulcers on the foreskin, shaft or head of the penis, or on the scrotum.

Chlamydia

Inflammation of the urethra or cervix, resulting in slight vaginal discharge and/or a burning sensation during urination. Further infection may result in PID.

A burning sensation during urination, penile discharge (NGU), and epididymitis; heavy sensation in the testicles, scrotal inflammation, and/or small hard swelling at the bottom of the testicle.

Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus)

Cauliflower-like warts on the vulva, vaginal walls, or cervix.

Cauliflower-like warts around the head or shaft of the penis, or the scrotum.

Gonorrhea

Discharge from the cervix that is yellow-green in color,and irritates the vulva; burning during urination from urethral infection; if untreated the infection may result in PID.

Inflammation of the urethra (gonococcal urethritis) resulting in thick white or yellow-green discharge, and burning sensations during urination.

Hepatitis

Fever, fatigue, jaundice (yellowish skin or whites of the eyes), vomiting, or liver tenderness.

Fever, fatigue, jaundice (yellowish skin or whites of the eyes), vomiting, or liver tenderness.

Herpes

Periodic outbreaks of small blisters, usually on vaginal lips, that last from 7-14 days; also, fever, painful urination, and headaches.

Periodic outbreaks of small blisters, usually on the penis, that last from 7-14 days; also, fever, painful urination, and headaches.

HIV/AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

Swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue, increased susceptibility to infectious diseases such as HerpesHPV, cervical cancer, or PID.

Swollen lymph nodes, night sweats, diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue, increased susceptibility to infectious diseases such as HerpesHPV, or Kaposi’s sarcoma (a type of skin cancer).

Nongonococcal Urethritis (NGU)

Does not occur in females.

Thin discharge from the penis and burning sensations during urination.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID

Chronic pelvic pain, nausea, fever, disruption of menstrual periods, vomiting, headaches.

Does not occur in males.

Pubic Lice

Itching in affected regions, visible lice or eggs.

Itching in affected regions, visible lice or eggs.

Scabies

Small bumps and rash at infestation site, itching.

Small bumps and rash at infestation site, itching.

Syphilis

Painless chancre on the cervix, vulva, or vaginal walls during initial phase. Later phases include a body rash, hair loss, heart and brain damage.

Painless chancre on the penis or scrotum during initial phase. Later phases include a body rash, hair loss, heart and brain damage.

Vaginitis

Thick, white vaginal discharge, unpleasant smell, irritation of vaginal tissue, frequent painful urination, backache.

Does not occur in males.

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