Learn what you need to know about treating these common infections.
  • Vaginal infection
  • Bacterial infections
  • Fungal infection
  • Viral infections
  • Staph infections



Pelvic Inflamatory Disease (PID) Follow Up

You should return to your health care provider 2 to 3 days after beginning treatment to be sure the antibiotics are working.

To prevent reinfection of PID, advise your sexual partner to be examined and treated because they may be infected with the bacteria that cause PID but do not know it because they do not have symptoms. Avoid sexual intercourse until treatment is completed and tests indicate that the infection has cleared in all partners.

Your health care provider may recommend other certain lifestyle changes and safety precautions to prevent another PID infection.

Protect yourself and others from PID by:

  • Abstaining from sex
  • Having a mutual monogamous relationship (having sex with only one uninfected partner)
  • Using latex condoms consistently and correctly
  • Getting tested regularly for STDs

The most common preventable cause of PID is an untreated STI, mainly chlamydia or gonorrhea. The CDC recommends yearly chlamydia testing of all sexually active women age 25 or younger and of older women with risk factors for chlamydia (those who have a new sex partner or many sex partners).