Chancroid is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is spread very easily. It's marked by ulcers and sores which can be very uncomfortable on your private parts. This condition can be healed but will need to be handled as soon as you find out that you have it. If you don't get chancroid care soon, the chances of getting HIV rise.
Chancroid is a sexually transmitted infection that occurs in the genital area causing painful open sores, or chancroids. It can also frequently cause the groin's lymph nodes to swell and become painful.
Chancroid is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the Haemophilus ducreyi bacteria.
Having chancroid also increases the risk of developing other STIs, as the sores damage the skin barrier and the immune system.
Persons with chancroid will seek medical treatment as soon as symptoms become evident. Someone diagnosed with or suspected of having chancroid should also notify recent sexual partners so that they can be checked as quickly as possible.
Chancroid is transmitted in two ways:
If you have a genital ulcer or sore, swollen lymph nodes, you need to tell your doctor if you should be checked or not. However, it's important to remember that some people, usually women, are asymptomatic. If you have unprotected sex or find out your partner has unprotected sex with another person, you may want to ask your doctor regarding STD testing.