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
, lymphogranuloma venereum
, and granuloma inguinale
, as well as chlamydia
infections, genital herpes
, nonspecific urethritis
, pediculosis pubis
, 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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
sex·u·al·ly trans·mit·ted dis·ease (STD),
any contagious disease acquired during sexual contact (for example, syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
sexually transmitted disease
n. Abbr. STD
Any of various diseases, including AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, that are usually contracted through sexual intercourse or other intimate sexual contact. Also called sexually transmitted infection.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.Any infection or tumour acquired by direct genital and orogenital contact
Risk factors Multiple sexual partners, history of STD or sexual partner with STD; male sexual partners of women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), cervical condylomas, condyloma acuminatum or variants of IN
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
sexually transmitted disease Venereal disease Any infection or tumor acquired by direct genital and orogenital contact; most common STD agents in US: Chlamydia trachomatis 3-5 million; HSV-2, 2-3 million; N gonorrhoeae, 720,000/25,300 penicillin-resistant; T pallidum/2º syphilis, 40,117 STD agents-bacterial C trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis, N gonorrhoeae, streptococcal spp, Ureaplasma urealyticum STD agents-Viral EBV, HBV, HIV-1, HIV-2, HPV, HSV Others Trichomonas vaginalis, pubic lice, scabies Sexually-transmitted neoplasms Intraepithelial neoplasia–IN, SCC of cervix, penis, and anus often arise in HPV infection; HPV 16 and 33 are implicated in penile IN; HPV 16 and 18 in CIN; HPV 6, 11 and 42 in condyloma acuminata
Sexually transmitted disease
Agent/disease Incidence Prevalence
Chlamydia 3 million 2 million
Trichomoniasis 5 million N/A
HPV 5.5 million 20 million
Gonorrhea 650,000 N/A
Herpes 1 million 45 million
Syphilis 70,000 N/A
Cong syphilis 3,400
Hepatitis B 120,000 417,000
N/A Not available; new STD agents HPV–1976, HTLV-I & Mobiluncus spp–1980, Mycoplasma hominis–1981, HTLV-II–1982, HIV-1–1983, HIV-2–1986, HHV-8–1995 AMN 3/2/97, p13 www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/ 8799/9154/360682.html?d=dmtContent
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
sex·u·al·ly trans·mit·ted dis·ease (STD) (sek'shū-ă-lē tranz-mit'ĕd di-zēz')
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Sexually transmitted disease (STD)
A disease that is passed from one person to another through sexual intercourse or other intimate sexual contact. Also called STD.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
sex·u·al·ly trans·mit·ted dis·ease(STD) (sek'shū-ă-lē tranz-mit'ĕd di-zēz')
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
Patient discussion about sexually transmitted disease
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.More discussions about sexually transmitted disease
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