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Glossary for Diseases contagious from sex

  • Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginal infection
  • Chlamydia: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Chronic Hepatitis B: Chronic form of HepB liver infection.
  • Contagious Diseases: Any disease that can be transferred from person to person
  • Cytomegalovirus: A easily transmissible viral infection that is common but generally causes no symptoms except in infants and people with weakened immune systems.
  • Diseases contagious from anal sex: Diseases that are contagious from the act of anal sex
  • Diseases contagious from oral sex: Diseases that can be contracted through oral sex
  • Diseases contagious from safe sex: Diseases spread by sex even if condom used
  • Diseases contagious from vaginal sex: Diseases that can be contracted through the act of vaginal sex
  • Galactorrhoea-Hyperprolactinaemia: Increased blood prolactin levels associated with galactorrhea (abnormal milk secretion). It may be caused by such things as certain medications, pituitary disorders and thyroid disorders. The condition can occur in males as well as females.
  • Genital herpes: Sexually transmitted infection of the genital region.
  • Genital warts: Genital warts often from a viral STD.
  • Gonorrhea: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • Granuloma inguinale: Granulomous disease spread sexually.
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • HTLV: Virus associated with affecting the immune system.
  • HTLV-1: Virus affecting the immune system and associated with a particular leukemia/lymphoma.
  • Hepatitis: Any type of liver inflammation or infection.
  • Hepatitis A: Contagious viral infection of the liver
  • Hepatitis B: Viral liver infection spread by sex or body fluids.
  • Hepatitis C: Viral liver infection spread by blood.
  • Hepatitis D: Viral liver infection occurring in association with HepB.
  • Hepatitis E: Viral liver infection.
  • Human Papillomavirus: Very common sexually transmitted disease causing genital warts and associated with certain cancers.
  • Impotence: Inability to attain or sustain an erection.
  • Molluscum contagiosum: Common wart-causing virus.
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Infection of the womb and fallopian tubes.
  • Pubic lice: Lice in pubic area that are spread sexually.
  • Rubella: A contagious viral infection caused by the Rubella virus which produces a rash and lymph node swelling. It can have serious implication in pregnant women as the virus can be transmitted through the placenta and cause serious fetal defects or even fetal death.
  • Scabies: Mite infection of the skin common in institutions.
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various diseases spread by sexual contact.
  • Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
  • Toxoplasmosis: Infection often caught from cats and their feces.
  • Trichomoniasis: Sexually transmitted parasitic infection.
  • Tropical Spastic Paraparesis: A form of spastic partial paralysis of the lower limbs which occurs in the tropics
  • Urinary tract infections: Infection of the urinary system; usually bacterial.
  • Vaginitis: Vaginal inflammation or infection of any type.


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