Monday, January 14, 2013

STDs 101  

STD– Sexually Transmitted Disease (also known as STIs-Sexually Transmitted Infections): Spread from  person to person through intimate contact. It can affect guys and girls of all ages and  backgrounds who are having intimate contact.

What the difference between STDs and STIs?

STDs or sexually transmitted disease, are diseases, viruses and parasites transmitted through fluid  exchange, or occurring through intimate contact between humans. Other names for STDs include venereal disease (VD) and sexually transmitted infections (STI). 

STIs or sexually transmitted infection is currently the preferred term as it includes a wide range of  diseases, including infections transmitted through the sharing of needles used for intravenously  injected drugs. Sexually transmitted infections can be passed from person to person without  showing any signs of infection or disease. 

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