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What is Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

What is Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, are caused by a bacterial infection, viral infection, ...more »

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various diseases spread by sexual contact.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: RAEB: The primary non-AIDS venereal disease studies supported by NCI are of cervical cancer. Code only studies related to cervical cancer causation and prevention, not detection or treatment.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: a communicable disease transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Introduction

Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

Broader types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

How many people get Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Prevalance of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: 65 million people living with an incurable STD (CDC)
Prevalance Rate of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: approx 1 in 4 or 23.90% or 65 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: 15.3 million annual cases (NIAID)
Incidence Rate of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: approx 1 in 17 or 5.62% or 15.3 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: In the United States, an estimated 15.3 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur each year, at least one-quarter of them among teenagers. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Who gets Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Patient Profile for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Mostly teenagers and young adults; two thirds are younger than 25.

Profile for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Approximately two-thirds of people who acquire STDs in the United States are younger than 25. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ... STDs affect men and women of all backgrounds and economic levels. They are most prevalent among teenagers and young adults. Nearly two-thirds of all STDs occur in people younger than 25 years of age. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Gender Profile for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: More common in women.

Racial Information for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Some sexually transmitted diseases are more prevalent among Latinas than other women, too. In 1993, Latinas were five times as likely to contract primary and secondary syphilis as non-Latina whites, and three times more likely to contract gonorrhea. (Source: excerpt from Minority: NWHIC)

How serious is Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Complications of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: see complications of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

What causes Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Causes of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: see causes of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Risk factors for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: see risk factors for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

What are the symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: see symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Complications of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: see complications of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Can anyone else get Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Contagion of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: STDs may be spread by various types of sexual behavior. Many are spread by secretions; some are spread simply by the close physical contact from sex. Many STDs are spread by other methods such as by blood and mother-to-fetus or mother-to-child.
More information: see contagiousness of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Inheritance: see inheritance of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: see treatments for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: see prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: see research for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Society issues for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Costs of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: approximately $17 billion including HIV (NIAID)
Costs of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: In the United States in 1994, approximately $10 billion was spent on major STDs (other than HIV/AIDS) and their preventable complications. This figure rises to approximately $17 billion if sexually transmitted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections are included. (Source: excerpt from Sexually Transmitted Diseases Statistics, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Hospitalization statistics for Sexually Transmitted Diseases: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

  • 0.02% (2,840) of hospital episodes were for sexually transmitted infections in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.01% (5,229) of hospital bed days were for sexually transmitted infections in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultations for sexually transmitted infections required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 22% of hospital admissions for sexually transmitted infections required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

Organs and body systems related to Sexually Transmitted Diseases include:

Name and Aliases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Main name of condition: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Other names or spellings for Sexually Transmitted Diseases:

STD, STDs, venereal diseases, sexually transmissible diseases, sexually transmitted infection, STI, STIs

Sexually transmitted disease, VD, Venereal disease, Sexually transmissable disease, STD Source - Diseases Database

Venereal disease, VD, Social disease, Cupid's itch, Cupid's disease, Venus's curse, VD, Social disease, Cupid's itch, Cupid's disease, Venus's curse, Sexually transmitted disease
Source - WordNet 2.1

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Related Conditions

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