Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that can be transmitted through sexual contact with an infected individual. These are also termed sexually transmitted infections or STIs. STDs can be transmitted during vaginal or other types of sexual intercourse.
These infections often do not cause any symptoms. Medically, infections are only called diseases when they cause symptoms. That is why STDs are also called "sexually transmitted infections." But it’s very common for people to use the terms "sexually transmitted diseases" or "STDs," even when there are no signs of disease. There are many kinds of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. And they are very common — more than half of all of us will get one at some time in our lives. The good news is we can protect ourselves and each other from STDs. Practicing safer sex allows you to reduce your risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases. And if you've done anything that puts you at risk of infection, getting tested allows you to get any treatments you may need.
Related Journals of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases & Practice, Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Open Access, Journal of HIV & Retro Virus, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Sexual Health, Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, Sexuality and Disability, Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.