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sexually transmitted disease

 (STD)
one that can be transmitted by means of sexual intercourse or by intimate contact with the genitals, mouth, or rectum. Called also venereal disease. Within this category are what are termed the five “classic venereal diseases” of gonorrhea, syphilis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, and granuloma inguinale, as well as chlamydia infections, genital herpes, nonspecific urethritis, trichomoniasis, pediculosis pubis, scabies, venereal warts, hepatitis b, molluscum contagiosum, and vaginitis caused by either Corynebacterium vaginale or Haemophilus vaginalis. While sexual transmission is the only important means of spreading some of these diseases, others such as hepatitis can also be acquired by nonsexual means.

STD

STD

abbr.
sexually transmitted disease

STD

abbreviation for sexually transmitted disease.

STD

Abbreviation for:
sexually transmitted disease 
short-term depression
short-term disability
skin-test dose
ST-segment depression

STD

1. Sexually-transmitted disease, see there.
2. Standard test dose.

STD

Abbreviation for sexually transmitted disease.

STD

Abbrev for sexually-transmitted disease. See SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS.

Sexually transmitted disease (STD)

A disease that is passed from one person to another through sexual intercourse or other intimate sexual contact.
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STD

sexually transmitted disease

STD

Abbreviation for sexually transmitted disease.

Patient discussion about STD

Q. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES how many types are there?

A. Gonorrhea, syphillis, Hepatitis B, Human Papilloma Virus, HIV, urethritis..
The rest of the list, I think lixurion had already shared you the link, just read on that link..

Q. Is hepatitis a sexually transmitted disease? I mean hepatitis B and C mainly…

A. yes, hepatitis B is an STD, while hepatitis C is less likely caused by sexual transmitted disease.
hepatitis C usually transmitted through drugs usage and blood transfusion

Q. Are cold sores contagious? My boyfriend has cold sores on his mouth. Can I catch it from him? If so, how can I prevent catching it?

A. Cold sores contain the HSV-1 virus, which is the herpes simplex virus . While your boyfriend has cold sores, he should wash his hands often, especially after touching his face. He shouldn't share cups and eating utensils with others since he is very contagious. You should not kiss him or touch the cold sores either, in order not to be infected.

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Planned Parenthood is proud to offer affordable STD testing, treatment and prevention education to help ensure that Oregonians stay healthy and safe.
Many STDs are without symptoms, so it's important to ask your health care provider about getting screened for STDs, to talk to your partner openly about the potential for sexually transmitted infections and to discuss condom use.
Young people, around 20-25 years of age, are most at risk from contracting STDs according to Ketonis.
Women also lacked knowledge about the STD testing process: 41% assumed that STD testing includes screening for "all STDs.
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It also revealed that, of those characteristics, the most telling were whether a partner already had an STD and whether a couple had an age difference of more than five years.
In an ideal world, mothers pass on to their children their love and wisdom; however, mothers infected with HIV or other viral STDs can pass these infections to their babies (24,25).
Please see "Physicians' STD Diagnosis and Screening Practices in the South" on page 624 of this issue.
And the more sexual partners a person has, the greater the risk that he or she will pass on one of these insidious and readily transmitted STDs.
Sexual activity without protection is of particular concern to health professionals because of the serious consequences it might have, such as unintended pregnancy and STD (Beckman, Harvey, & Tiersky, 1996).
Even when an STD causes no symptoms, however, a person who is infected may be able to pass the disease on to a sex partner.