Sexually transmitted diseases STDs are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites, and viruses. There are more than 20 types of STDs, including. Most STDs affect both men and women, but in many cases the health problems they cause can be more severe for women. If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby. Antibiotics can treat STDs caused by bacteria or parasites.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - NHS
Sexually transmitted infections STIs , also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases STDs , are infections that are commonly spread by sexual activity , especially vaginal intercourse , anal sex and oral sex. More than 30 different bacteria , viruses , and parasites can be transmitted through sexual activity. The most effective way to prevent STIs is to not have sex. In , about 1. Not all STIs are symptomatic , and symptoms may not appear immediately after infection.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sexually transmitted diseases STDs — or sexually transmitted infections STIs — are generally acquired by sexual contact. The organisms bacteria, viruses or parasites that cause sexually transmitted diseases may pass from person to person in blood, semen, or vaginal and other bodily fluids. Sometimes these infections can be transmitted nonsexually, such as from mother to infant during pregnancy or childbirth, or through blood transfusions or shared needles. STDs don't always cause symptoms. It's possible to contract sexually transmitted diseases from people who seem perfectly healthy and may not even know they have an infection.
Check out our interactive infographic to see progress toward the Sexually Transmitted Diseases objectives and other Healthy People topic areas. Promote healthy sexual behaviors, strengthen community capacity, and increase access to quality services to prevent sexually transmitted diseases STDs and their complications. STDs refer to more than 35 infectious organisms that are transmitted primarily through sexual activity. STD prevention is an essential primary care strategy for improving reproductive health.