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Overview of infections

An infection is your body's reaction to a tiny, disease-causing organism known as a microbe. Bacteria, viruses, and fungi are all microbes that can multiply, which can cause an infection. Infections that frequently affect women include:

  • STIs and STDs (sexually transmitted infections or diseases including chlamydia, herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis, HPV, and HIV)
  • UTI (urinary tract infection)
  • Yeast infection
  • Upper respiratory infection (the common cold, usually a coronavirus)
  • Influenza (viral flu)

If you are a woman dealing with a gynecologic infection or other type of infection in NV, AZ, or CA, our team of experienced gynecologists at Dignity Health provide quality care so that you can feel better quickly. Find a Doctor near you to assess signs of infection and begin treatment.