Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Pelvis | Gynecology | Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Symptom)
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that can be transferred from one person to another through any type of sexual contact. Sexually transmitted diseases are sometimes referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as they involve the transmission of a disease-causing organism from one person to another during sexual activity.
It is important to realize that sexual contact includes more than sexual intercourse (vaginal and anal). Sexual contact includes kissing, oral contact -genital, and using sex toys like vibrators. Many STDs are treatable, but there are no other effective remedies, such as HIV, HPV, and hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Even gonorrhea, once easily cured, has become resistant to many traditional antibiotics. Many STDs can be present in people who have no symptoms of the disease and who have not yet been diagnosed with an STD.
Depending on the disease, STDs can be spread with any type of sexual activity. STDs are most often caused by viruses (genital herpes, genital warts, hepatitis B and D, and infrequently, A*,C*,E* , HIV/AIDS, molluscum contagiosum) and bacteria (chancroid, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Granuloma inguinale, Lymphogranuloma venereum, Syphilis).
STD can also be caused by protozoan (Trichomoniasis), fungi (Jock itch, Yeast infections), and parasites (Pubic lice or crabs, Scabies).