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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. They are usually spread during vaginal, oral, or anal sex. But sometimes they can spread through other sexual contact involving the penis, vagina, mouth, or anus. This is because some STDs, like herpes and HPV, are spread by skin-to-skin contact.

Some STDs can be passed from a pregnant person to the baby, either during pregnancy or when giving birth. Other ways that STDs may be spread include during breastfeeding, through blood transfusions, or by sharing needles.

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  1. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... transmitted diseases (STDs)? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are infections that are passed from one ...
  2. ... swollen lymph nodes Testing (ruling out) for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) There is no blood test for chancroid. ... with chancroid should also be checked for other sexually transmitted infections, including but not limited to syphilis , HIV , and ...
  3. ... Elsevier; 2020:chap 237. Stary G, Stary A. Sexually transmitted infections. In: Bolognia JL, Schaffer JV, Cerroni L, eds. ...
  4. ... papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are more than 180 types of HPV. Many cause no problems. Some cause warts on other parts of the ... partners Are sexually active at an early age Use tobacco or ...
  5. Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. ... symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI), you should be screened for other STIs.
  6. Sexually Transmitted Infections (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Women ... Sexually Transmitted Diseases ... Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health
  7. Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is rarely seen in the United States.
  8. Sexually Transmitted Infections (March of Dimes Foundation)  
    Infections and Pregnancy/Specifics ... Infections and Pregnancy ... March of Dimes Foundation
  9. Sexually Transmitted Infections, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    Breastfeeding/Related Issues ... Breastfeeding ... Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Women ... Sexually Transmitted Diseases ... Infections and Pregnancy/Specifics ... Infections ...
  10. What Are Some Types of and Treatments for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) or Sexually Transmitted Infections ... From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Specifics ... Sexually Transmitted Diseases ... Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development ... From ...
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