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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.
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).
Synonym(s): venereal disease
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
PID 1,000,000
Gonorrhea  650,000  N/A
Herpes 1 million 45 million
Syphilis 70,000  N/A
Cong syphilis 3,400
AIDS 80,000
Hepatitis B  120,000  417,000
Chancroid 3,500
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')
Any contagious disease acquired through sexual contact (e.g., syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid, genital warts, AIDS).
Synonym(s): sexually transmitted infection, venereal disease.
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')
Contagious disease acquired during sexual contact (e.g., syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid).
Synonym(s): venereal disease, sexually transmitted infection.
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.

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Although 93% correctly identified HIV/AIDS as a sexually transmitted infection, 91% incorrectly said that it is the only serious sexually transmitted infection by marking it true on a list of seven true-or-false statements about sequelae.
(see reference 6); DiClemente RJ et al., Sexual risk behaviors associated with having older sex partners: a study of black female adolescents, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2002, 29(1):20-24; and Ford K, Sohn W and Lepkowski J, American adolescents: sexual mixing patterns, bridge partners, and concurrency, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2002, 29(1):13-19.
In total around 700,000 new diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were seen in 2004 - up more than 60% since 1995.
He could not have anticipated the tragic tsunami of sexually transmitted diseases that have occurred since his time.
Most recently in Illinois, lawmakers have proposed a measure to guarantee state funding for "abstinence-based" sex education, which would promote abstinence as the best way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancies but would also provide age-appropriate information about condoms and birth control.
A Sexually transmitted diseases affect men and women differently, but doctors say they are more easily passed from men to women, which results in higher rates of infection.
For us, the take-home message is that virginity pledges were not associated with reduction of sexually transmitted infections (again, HIV was not measured here) in this large and fairly representative U.S.
Too many young women are frightfully ignorant about the ways they can and cannot get pregnant, and both boys and girls know too little about their susceptibility to sexually transmitted diseases.
The Silver Ring Thing website lists the names of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy rates for girls eight times on their statistics page; they mention boys once.
The Texas state Board of Education is supposed to vote this November on whether health textbooks should focus on "abstinence only" or also include instruction about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases.
THOUSANDS of teenage boys are refusing to admit they could be infected with sexually transmitted diseases, say experts.
A year after its publication, this is still the only general-audience book to include specific guidance for lesbians and gay men--all of whom are at risk for HPV, the sexually transmitted infection that causes anal and genital warts and can also cause cervical and anal cancer.

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