Sexually Transmitted Diseases

What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. The contact is usually vaginal, oral, or anal sex. But sometimes they can spread through other intimate physical contact. This is because some STDs, like herpes and HPV, are spread by skin-to-skin contact.

There are more than 20 types of STDs, including:

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  1. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are infections that are passed from one person ...
  2. Chlamydia Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is chlamydia? Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease. It is caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. It can infect both men and women. Women can get chlamydia in the cervix, rectum, ...
  3. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infectious (STI) disease caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum . This bacterium causes infection when it gets into broken skin or mucus membranes, ...
  4. Syphilis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria. It infects the genital area, lips, mouth, or anus of both men and women. You usually ...
  5. Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is rarely seen in the United States.
  6. ... Have Sex with Men Need to Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases ... MSM, STD, CDC, Gay Men's Health, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  7. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are a priority for NIAID. Our research aims to develop better prevention and treatment methods.
  8. Genital warts are soft growths on the skin and mucous membranes of the genitals. They may be found on the penis, vulva , urethra, vagina, ...
  9. Genital Herpes (National Library of Medicine)  
    Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV). It can cause sores on your genital or rectal area, buttocks, and ...
  10. Genital Warts (National Library of Medicine)  
    Genital warts are a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The warts usually appear as a small bump or group of bumps in ...
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