sexually transmitted disease

(STD) Type: Term Definitions: 1. any contagious disease acquired during sexual contact (syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid). Synonyms: venereal disease
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Sexually transmitted disease

infections that are most commonly spread through sexual intercourse or genital contact
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Sexually transmitted disease

Sexually transmitted disease: Any disease transmitted by sexual contact; caused by microorganisms that survive on the skin or mucus membranes of the genital area; or transmitted via semen, vaginal secretions, or blood during intercourse. Because the genital areas provide a moist, warm environment that is especially conducive to the proliferation of
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sexually transmitted disease

<disease> A disease, such as genital herpes, gonorrhoea, HIV or chlamydia, whose usual means of transmission is by sexual contact. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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sexually transmitted disease

(STD) a disease that can be transmitted by means of sexual intercourse or by intimate contact with the reproductive organs, mouth, or rectum. There were traditionally five “classic” ones: gonorrhea, syphilis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, and granuloma inguinale. Now numerous other conditions have bee...
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sexually transmitted disease

any disease (such as syphilis, gonorrhea, AIDS, or a genital form of herpes simplex) that is usually or often transmitted from person to person by ... [6 related articles]
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Sexually Transmitted Disease

A disease that is spread through intimate sexual contact., which includes vaginal sex, oral sex and anal sex. A sexually transmitted disease can also be spread from one infected person to another individual by the use of IV drugs, childbirth, a blood transfusion and breastfeeding. Using a condom during any type of sexual contact is the best way to
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sexually transmitted disease

sexually transmitted disease (STD) or venereal disease,term for infections acquired mainly through sexual contact. Five diseases were traditionally known as venereal diseases: gonorrhea, syphilis, and the less common granuloma inguinale, lymphogranuloma venereum, and chancroid. In the 1960s up to 20...
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sexually transmitted disease

Any disease transmitted by sexual contact, involving transfer of body fluids. STDs include not only traditional venereal disease, but also a growing list of conditions, such as AIDS and scabies, which are known to be spread primarily by sexual contact. Other diseases that are transmitted sexually include viral hepatitis. The World Health Organizati
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Sexually Transmitted Disease

Also known as `venereal disease` – any disease transmitted by sexual intercourse such as gonorrhoea and chlamydia.
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