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Chancroid is a bacterial infection that is spread by sexual contact and results in genital ulcers, which may be painful. Chancroid, like other ulcerative STDs such as genital herpes and syphilis, is a risk factor in the transmission of HIV infection.

Chancroid can be treated effectively with antibiotics. Successful treatment cures the infection, resolves the symptoms, and prevents transmission to others.

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