Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s)

sexually_transmitted_diseases_300x300Sexually transmitted diseases (STD), also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STI) and venereal diseases (VD), are illnesses that have a significant probability of transmission between humans by means of human sexual behavior, including vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex. While in the past, these illnesses have mostly been referred to as STDs or VD, in recent years the term sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has been preferred, as it has a broader range of meaning; a person may be infected, and may potentially infect others, without having a disease.

Some STIs can also be transmitted via the use of IV drug needles after its use by an infected person, as well as through childbirth or breastfeeding. Sexually transmitted infections have been well known for hundreds of years, and venereology is the branch of medicine that studies these diseases. See the links below for more information on the various types of STDs.

Common STD's
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
Basic Prevention For All STDs
Chancroid
Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
Hepatitis, Viral
Herpes, Genital
HIV / AIDS
HIV / AIDS And STDs
HIV/AIDS Services Administration ServiceLine
HIV / AIDS Warning Video (AIDS Man)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Pubic Lice (Crabs)
Scabies
STD Fact Sheets
STDs And Infertility
Syphilis
Trichomoniasis