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pertaining to, related to, or transmitted by sexual contact.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ve·ne·re·al dis·ease

cypridophobia, venereophobia.
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venereal disease

n. Abbr. VD
A sexually transmitted disease.
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venereal disease

A largely retired term for sexually transmitted infection(s).
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venereal disease

 Sexually transmitted disease, see there.
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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

venereal disease

any contagious disease transmitted usually during sexual intercourse, such as GONORRHOEA or SYPHILIS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Venereal disease

Another term for sexually transmitted disease.
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 venereal 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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In the twentieth century, the front lines of attack for Bevolkerungspolitiker and interested lay organizations were chronic illnesses such as tuberculosis, alcoholism, and venereal disease, as well as the various ways in which individuals had begun attempting to limit family size.
I was aware of the high failure rate of condoms in preventing venereal diseases. 71% agree 26% disagree 3% other 9.
I further certify that the only cause that has reduced them to this condition is having contracted the venereal disease years ago as a result of the nursing, on the part of the above-mentioned Domenica Puccetti, of a foundling from the Foundling Home of Bologna.
According to the NYT report, American public health doctors deliberately infected nearly 700 Guatemalans - prison inmates, mental patients and soldiers - with venereal diseases in what was meant as an effort to test the effectiveness of penicillin.
In its site visits to most of the Paris hospitals in 1790, the Poverty Committee discovered for itself the "grim reality" of Old Regime institutions: orphans suffering from scabies, ringworm, scrofula and scurvy; as many as 200 men and women tormented by venereal diseases occupying a waiting room with 20-25 beds at Bicetre hospital, too sick and weak to move; and an impossibly gigantic Hotel-Dieu, with the highest hospital mortality rate in the world due in large measure to the crowding of four to six patients into every available bed.
Given how few weapons physicians possessed to fight venereal diseases, their hopes that circumcision might provide prophylaxis are understandable.