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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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WHO's warning comes on top of a proposed 17% funding cut next year by president Trump to federal STD prevention programs run by the CDC, meaning the US will not be able to adequately respond to this growing threat.
Given the recognized association between STDs and HIV risk, STD programs can and do play a role in HIV prevention (1-4).
Did you know that one in two - that's half - of all sexually active people will get a sexually transmitted disease, or STD, by the age of 25?
This union, strategically aligned before 2014's STD Awareness Month will help guide the 1 in 2 Millennials who will contract an STD by the age of 25 so that they can move on in their lives without letting an infection hold them back from love, success, or happiness.
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.
The most reliable way to protect yourself from STDs is to abstain from sex, which means avoiding all types of intimate sexual contact.
Other STDs such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia are also reported but to a lesser extent.
Many women also thought that if the health care provider performs a Pap smear, they are being tested for STDs.
2,8) A factor analysis (principal components with varimax rotation) of responses showed that these items fell into two components: stigma, reflecting participants' expectations of negative interactions and judgments associated with STDs; and shame, reflecting participants' expected negative affective states associated with STDs (Table 1).
Staras, a UF assistant professor of epidemiology and health policy research in the UF College of Medicine, believes that this work may help health-care providers better screen patients for STD risks.
2 million girls--has at least one of the STDs that most commonly affect women.
Getting there will require renewed commitment from everyone who cares about protecting the nation's health--from public health agencies like mine to the individual providers who care for the men and women at greatest risk for STDs.