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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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A frightening number of sexually transmitted diseases in the state of Florida has been reported by the Health Department.
Knowsley Health &Wellbeing has revealed a 126% improvement in screening for the sexually transmitted infection among the under 25s since 2009.
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.
Questionnaires completed by patients aged 12-20 years at an outpatient clinic showed that most of them did not recognize hepatitis B or C as sexually transmitted infections (see bar chart), and 46% did not know that symptoms of sexually transmitted infections are less likely to appear in males than in females.
Abstract: Guidelines and statements issued from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization state that the proper and consistent use of latex condoms reduces the risk of infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Scientists have taken a first read of the genetic sequence of the organism responsible for a sexually transmitted infection called trichomoniasis.
Abstinence needs to be included in sex education classes, the state policy says, and described as the only 100 percent effective method of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
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.
Genital herpes is recognized as a key health concern in the US where it is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases.

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