What are sexually transmitted diseases?


STDs i.e. sexually transmitted diseases are the common infectious diseases. There are as many as twenty stds which can be life-threatening and painful. Among the most common stds is AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Other stds which spreads at epidemic rate include chlamydia, genital warts, chancroid, trichomoniasis, genital herpes and gonorrhea. These stds are very common among adults and teenagers.

Bacterial stds include chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Syphilis spreads via sexual contact. It then follows painless sores and lessions called chancres, which may appear outside or inside the body. There are four stages of syphilis that ultimately affects the whole body. Stds can be cured by using medicines but if they are left untreated insanity , blindness and even death can occur.

Viral stds include genital warts, genital herpes and AIDS. Stds which are caused by viruses are usually not cured.  Other stds like trichomoniasis are caused by parasitic protozoans, which produces vaginal inflammation.


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