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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.
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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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NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF.--Only one in five female adolescents correctly identified nine common sexually transmitted infections or correctly answered seven true-false questions about their sequelae in a study of 259 subjects.
Parents of teens may not want to know, but the urinary complaints that their child may present to a doctor may not be a urinary tract infection (UTI) but a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Scientists have taken a first read of the genetic sequence of the organism responsible for a sexually transmitted infection called trichomoniasis.
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Study participants were recruited during the summer and fall of 2002 from among enrollees in the Baltimore-based Perceived Risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (PRSTD) cohort study.
Two Durex condoms are free with this month's copy as part of the magazine's smart sex issue, which deals with contraception and sexually transmitted diseases.
The number of sexually transmitted disease cases in the North has risen more than three times quicker than the national rate, new figures show.
Genital herpes is recognized as a key health concern in the US where it is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases.
Microbicides come with an added bonus: Many are also effective against other sexually transmitted infections, including herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea.
In September 2005, a foursome of young educators from Global Nomads Group, an international education consortium that establishes videoconferences, set out on Currents 2005, a three-month tour designed to share information and cultural views about the sexually transmitted disease.
The advent of 24-hour drinking and extending licensing laws will increase levels of sexually transmitted infections in Wales.: Worrying rise in sexually transmitted infections:Gonorrhoea is the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the United Kingdom with 22,335 infections diagnosed in GUM clinics in 2004.

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