venereal infection

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Noun1.venereal infection - 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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Factors influencing venereal infection in a war environment.
Nonetheless, the surviving records offer some insight into patterns of venereal infection in twentieth-century Ireland.
Syphilitic Arthritis is a disease often found in sufferers of this "unique" venereal infection.
36) The memorable La Lozana andaluza, considered a literary hallmark for the connection between syphilis and prostitution, focuses on the adventures of a Sevilian prostitute in Rome, complete with venereal infection, its consequences, and remedies.
James Boswell, an inveterate supporter of the Italian way of life took his friends to the same Roman brothel and weeks later met the unfortunate consequences of disease and in his diaries confessed to bathing his private parts with milk to ease the pain of a severe venereal infection.
EVA is caused by the equine arteritis virus (EAV) and can be spread by venereal infection of mares by stallions during mating and directly from coughing and snorting from the respiratory tract.
He became ill with the paralytic symptoms of venereal infection.
Some of the men expressed prejudiced attitudes toward those who contract a venereal infection and their own feelings of shame appeared to correlate with these prejudices.
Butler led a campaign for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Act, which stipulated that any woman living in a seaport or military town could be examined, without consent, for venereal infection.
Bloated by Addison's disease, which would certainly have killed him, and unable to shake off the effects of early untreated venereal infection, Kennedy's back-brace for his crippling spinal condition was also what prevented him from ducking when the bullets flew.
POWERFUL: Cardinal Roger Mahoney protected school friends; SORDID: The bell tower where one a Monsignor is believed to have had sex with a male drug addict; DISASTER: Zieman took over a diocese at Santa Rosa and ran up debts of $30million; LINK: St John's seminary has educated many of the US church's elite; RECORDED: Salas taped talks with Zieman and said the bishop had given him a venereal infection
In this connection, the control of venereal diseases illustrates an important consideration: The prostitute's behavior, exposing her client to the risk of venereal disease, was and is viewed as a public health problem, justifying the coercive control of her conduct, whereas the behavior of her client, exposing himself to the risk of venereal infection, was and is viewed as a private health problem, not justifying the coercive control of his conduct.