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sexually transmitted disease

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.
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sexually transmitted disease
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Abbreviation for:
sexually transmitted disease 
short-term depression
short-term disability
skin-test dose
ST-segment depression
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1. Sexually-transmitted disease, see there.
2. Standard test dose.
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Abbreviation for sexually transmitted disease.
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Abbrev for sexually-transmitted disease. See SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS.
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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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Abbreviation for sexually transmitted disease.
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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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An examination of developing STD trends can reveal opportunities for manufacturers of STD diagnostic tests and systems.
He also noted that rising STD rates could threaten progress on HIV, which continues to decline in the U.S.
Ellen Niemitalo, manager of clinic services, said STD rates tend to be higher in metros than in rural areas.
Condoms are still considered the best choice for reducing risk of STDs, especially if you have new or multiple partners.
The survey examined the perceptions of 3,414 young women (15-24 years of age), 1,016 mothers of young women in this age group, and 312 primary care, OB/GYN, and other specialty physicians regarding sexual activity, sexual health, and knowledge of and screening for STDs, also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Second, the survey did not assess whether STD and HIV programs were integrated, and if so, the extent of integration.
In case you're thinking that STDs are no big deal, remember that getting yourself tested for STDs is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health.
Assuming medical students have better knowledge of STDs due their study compared to other non-medical students, so this study was conducted among non-medical students.
"It's hard to speak about trends over time regarding STDs considering we've only been consistently collecting the relevant data for the past five or so years," said the official who did not want to be named.
The vast majority of respondents (84%) said that they would rather not go to their family doctor for STD testing; 79% said that it is easier to talk with an STD testing specialist than with a family doctor.
In one empirical analysis, the belief that others hold negative attitudes toward individuals with STDs was positively associated with the interval between adolescent females' recognition of STD symptoms and their decision to seek care.