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STDs in Men (Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Men) Topic Guide

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hepatitis B adult vaccine Hepatitis B Adult Vaccine

Hepatitis is a serious disease caused by a virus. Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Hepat...learn more »

hepatitis B pediatric vaccine Hepatitis B Pediatric Vaccine

Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by a virus. Hepatitis B causes inflammation of the liver, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). H...learn more »

hepatitis A adult vaccine Hepatitis A Adult Vaccine

Hepatitis is a serious disease caused by a virus. Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Hepat...learn more »

hepatitis A pediatric vaccine Hepatitis A Pediatric Vaccine

Hepatitis is a serious disease caused by a virus. Hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver, vomiting, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Hepat...learn more »

hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccine Hepatitis A And Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis A and B are serious diseases caused by virus...learn more »

green tea Green Tea

Green tea is a product made from the Camellia sinesis plant and it is also known as Camellia theifera, Constituant Polyphénolique de Thé Vert, CPTV...learn more »

malathion (topical) Malathion (topical)

Malathion is an anti-parasite medication...learn more »

imiquimod topical Imiquimod Topical

Imiquimod topical (for the skin) is used to treat actinic keratosis (a condition caused by too much sun exposure) on the face and scalp...learn more »

ivermectin Ivermectin

Ivermectin is an anti-parasite medication...learn more »

valacyclovir Valacyclovir

Valacyclovir is an antiviral medicine...learn more »

famciclovir Famciclovir

Famciclovir is an antiviral medicine that is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles.

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podofilox topical Podofilox Topical

Podofilox prevents the growth of certain types of cells...learn more »

cefoxitin Cefoxitin

Cefoxitin is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic...learn more »

azithromycin Azithromycin

Azithromycin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, including infections of the lungs, sinus, throat, tonsils, skin, urinary...learn more »

cefixime Cefixime

Cefixime is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body...learn more »

ceftriaxone Ceftriaxone

Ceftriaxone is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body...learn more »

erythromycin Erythromycin

Erythromycin is an antibiotic that is used to treat or prevent many different types of infections caused by bacteria...learn more »

tetracycline Tetracycline

Tetracycline is an antibiotic that fights infection caused by bacteria...learn more »

doxycycline Doxycycline

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body...learn more »

probenecid Probenecid

Probenecid is used to treat gout and gouty arthritis. This medicine reduces the amount of uric acid in your body by causing it to be passed in your urine./...learn more »

ciprofloxacin (oral) Ciprofloxacin (oral)

Ciprofloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body. Ciprofloxacin is used to treat different types of bacte...learn more »

cefotaxime Cefotaxime

Cefotaxime is a cephalosporin (SEF a low spor in) antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria in your body...learn more »

acyclovir (oral) Acyclovir (oral)

Acyclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus in the body. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the sympto...learn more »