Introduction: Sexually Transmitted Diseases


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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a group of various diseases that are spread by sexual contact. They are sadly very common with an estimated 65 million living with an STD and about 15 million annual cases in the USA. Most new cases affect teenagers and young adults under 25.

Some STDs have either no symptoms or no early symptoms, making them often undiagnosed, such as: HIV, genital herpes, HPV, chlamydia, trichomoniasis, and gonorrhea. This means they can be spread further and also cause serious complications such as PID and infertility. This is especially unfortunate because antibiotic treatment of serious non-viral STDs such as chlamydia, trichomoniasis, and gonorrhea is usually simple and successful. Other less common STDs such as syphilis and chancroid are also successfully treated.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), once called venereal diseases, are among the most common infectious diseases in the United States today. More than 20 STDs have now been identified, and they affect more than 13 million men and women in this country each year.1

Conditions list: The list of conditions in the Sexually Transmitted Diseases group includes:

Researching symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Further information about the symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases is available including a list of symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

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Treatments for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various information is available about treatments available for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, or research treatments for other diseases.

Statistics and Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Sexually Transmitted Diseases, prevalence and incidence statistics for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

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