*  Testing, Testing... | Scarleteen
Scabies - Self diagnosis is possible, but difficult. May require microscopic examination of a skin scraping or biopsy. ...
*  scabies | Scarleteen
scabies. The STI Files: Scabies. This disease has bothered humans for thousands of years, but it seems to come and go in ... Scabies used to be very rare in America, but now it is coming back again. ...
*  The STI Files: Scabies | Scarleteen
Scabies used to be very rare in America, but now it is coming back again. ... What is it exactly? Scabies ("skay-bees") is a skin disease caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. The mite can barely be ... How can we protect against it? It is very hard to protect against scabies. If you know someone with scabies, it is best to ... If scabies is not treated, the skin may be crusty or scaly. This is more common in older people or people with decreased ...
*  The STI Files: Chlamydia | Scarleteen
Chlamydia is the most common bacterial infection (STI) in the United States, with about 3 million new cases reported annually. Chlamydia ('cla-mid-ee-ah') is so common in young women that, by age 30, 50% of sexually active women have evidence that they have had chlamydia at some time during their lives.
*  The STI Files: Herpes | Scarleteen
About one in five people in the United States over age 12 -- approximately 45 million individuals -- are infected with HSV-II, the virus that causes genital herpes. Around 50 - 80% of the adult population has oral herpes, which most people contract through nonsexual contact in childhood.
*  The STI Files: Syphilis | Scarleteen
Syphilis has been called 'the great imitator' because many of its signs look like other diseases. It is also difficult to know if someone has syphilis because a person might not have any symptoms at all.
*  The STI Files: Hepatitis | Scarleteen
Hepatitis is is an inflammation of the liver almost always caused by different hepatitis viruses. Hepatitis B is the type most often sexually transmitted. Worldwide, more than 350 million people have Hepatitis B.