Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI/STD)

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)—also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)—are those spread by sexual contact. They may also be spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus before or during delivery.

Exposure to an STI can occur anytime a person has sex or close contact that involves the genitals, the mouth, or the rectum with another person, but exposure is more likely if a person has many sex partners or does not use condoms. STIs can be prevented by not having sexual contact (abstinence).

STIs include:

  • Chlamydia.
  • Genital herpes.
  • Genital warts or human papillomavirus (HPV). Certain types of HPV can cause cancer of the cervix in women.
  • Gonorrhea.
  • Hepatitis B.
  • Syphilis.
  • Trichomoniasis.
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS.
  • Other infections that may be sexually transmitted, including hepatitis C, cytomegalovirus, scabies, and pubic lice.

Most STIs can be treated and cured, but some cannot. Some STIs, such as HIV and syphilis, can cause death.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Alisa R. Ash, MD, FACOG

Alisa R. Ash

Independence, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Thomas D. Kelley III, MD, MS, FAAFP

Thomas D. Kelley III

Kansas City, MO

  • Family Medicine

Timothy A. Hall, MD, FACOG

Timothy A. Hall

Independence, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Suzanne M. Eggers, MD, FACOG

Suzanne M. Eggers

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Timothy J. Billharz, MD, FACOG

Timothy J. Billharz

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Robert T. Caffrey, MD, FACOG

Robert T. Caffrey

Independence, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Amanda J. Sundling, DO, FACOOG

Amanda J. Sundling

Independence, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Peter M. Bess, MD

Peter M. Bess

Arnold, MO

  • Pediatrics

Tracia L. West, MD

Tracia L. West

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kiersten M. Moreno, MD, FACOG

Kiersten M. Moreno

Independence, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Kent E. Tegeler, MD, FACOG

Kent E. Tegeler

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Anna M. Gorman, DO

Anna M. Gorman

Liberty, MO

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Locations

Independence Women’s Clinic

Independence Women’s Clinic
19550 East 39th Street
#300
Independence, MO 64057
Get directions
816-478-0220

Barry Pointe Family Care

Barry Pointe Family Care
9151 NE 81st Terrace
Suite 105
Kansas City, MO 64158
Get directions
816-994-8787

Northland Obstetrics and Gynecology

Northland Obstetrics and Gynecology
2529 Glenn Hendren Drive
Suite 200
Liberty, MO 64068
Get directions
816-781-7820

Jefferson Pediatrics

Jefferson Pediatrics
1765 Old State Route 21
Arnold, MO 63010
Get directions
636-296-4466