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sexually transmitted disease

n. Abbr. STD
Any of various diseases, including AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, that are usually contracted through sexual intercourse or other intimate sexual contact. Also called sexually transmitted infection.

sex′ually transmit′ted disease′

any disease characteristically transmitted by sexual contact, as gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, and chlamydia. Abbr.: STD Also called venereal disease.

sex·u·al·ly transmitted disease

Any of various diseases, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, that are transmitted through sexual intercourse or other intimate sexual contact. Also called venereal disease.

sexually transmitted disease

(STD) Any disease (also called venereal disease) that is spread primarily through sexual intercourse. STDs include gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, genital warts, and genital herpes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sexually transmitted disease - a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
contagion, contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact
genital herpes, herpes genitalis - an infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) that is usually transmitted by sexual contact; marked by recurrent attacks of painful eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes of the genital area
gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, clap - a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
granuloma inguinale, granuloma venereum - a venereal disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Calymmatobacterium; characterized by a pimply rash of the skin in the genital and groin region
lues, lues venerea, pox, syph, syphilis - a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
LGV, lymphogranuloma venereum, lymphopathia venereum - infectious disease caused by a species of chlamydia bacterium; transmitted by sexual contact; characterized by genital lesions and swelling of lymph nodes in the groin
chlamydia - a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
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Santelli J and Gilbert BC, Adolescent dual use of condoms and hormonal contraception: trends and correlates 1991-2001, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2003, 30(9): 719-722.
PathNet provides pathology, cytopathology and sexually transmitted disease testing to women's clinics, family planning agencies, ob/gyn's and gynecologic oncologists nationwide.
Rosenberg M and Gollub EL, Methods women can use that may prevent sexually transmitted disease, including HIV, American Journal of Public Health, 1992, 82(11):1473-1478.
The study found that rectal sexually transmitted diseases were more prevalent, at nearly 13 percent, than urethral ones, at nearly 4 percent.
The facilitators found out that discussing sexually transmitted diseases with students in conservative countries can be dicey.
At the same time, suspicion of a sexually transmitted disease causes immense social turmoil.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Workshop Summary, Scientific Evidence on Condom Effectiveness for Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention, July 20, 2001.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, a program is eligible when it teaches that "abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and other associated health problems.
With that in mind, Graham says, the company worked with the CDC on an advertising campaign to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases after the San Francisco department of public health reported an outbreak of syphilis in 1999 among 14 men who met in an AOL chat room called SFM4M.
In addition to menstrual complaints, adolescent health specialists these days are likely to encounter sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among teenage girls, with one study finding as many as one in five adolescent girls had an undiagnosed STD.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease which, if untreated, can result in serious illness and cause infertility.
Adolescents and young adults, including college students, are at higher risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases because many engage in high-risk behaviors (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1999; Douglas, Collins, Warren, Kann, Gold, Clayton, Ross, & Kolbe, 1997).

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