Skip all navigation Skip to page navigation

DHHS Home | A-Z Site Map | Divisions | About Us | Contacts

NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC Division of Public Health
N.C. Public Health Home
 
 

Diseases & Topics

Chancroid

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.

For Additional Information