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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

A group of diseases which are transmitted by sexual contact. In addition to gonorrhea, this groups generally includes chlamydia, HIV (AIDS), herpes, syphilis, and genital warts.
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Patient discussion about STDs

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.
Symptoms vary between STDs and can include sores or warts on the genital area, burning while urinating, unusual discharge from the penis or vagina, itching and redness in the genital area, and anal itching, soreness or bleeding.
Major factors contributing to the transmission of STDs are unprotected sex and multiple sexual partners.
In the study presented at a conference on STD prevention sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr.
Screening for sexually transmitted diseases in non-traditional settings: a personal view, International Journal of STDs and AIDS, 2005, 16(8):521-527.
The study showed that young adults whose partners had five or more risk characteristics were three times more likely to have an STD than those whose partners had no more than two characteristics.
The survey also showed sharp racial differences in STD prevalence, with black teens more than twice as likely as whites to have at least one STD (48% vs.
Art and science remind us of the joy and pain of human intimacy, the need for responsible sexual behavior, and the importance of prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and other STDs.
The prevention and control of STDs is based on the following five major concepts: 1) education and counseling of persons at risk on ways to adopt safer sexual behavior; 2) identification of asymptomatically infected persons and of symptomatic persons unlikely to seek diagnostic and treatment services; 3) effective diagnosis and treatment of infected persons; 4) evaluation, treatment, and counseling of sex partners of persons who are infected with an STD; and 5) pre-exposure vaccination of persons at risk for vaccine-preventable STDs.
Like HPV, chlamydia also ranks among the most prevalent and damaging of STDs.
Every year roughly 4 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs among teenagers are reported While abstinence is the only way to absolutely, prevent STDs knowing bow to protect yourself is the best weapon in the fight to staying healthy.