What is STD?

STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease. It refers to infections that are primarily transmitted through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal, or oral sex. STDs are caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites, and they can have serious health consequences if left untreated.

There are many different types of STDs, including:

1. Chlamydia: A bacterial (Chlamydia Trachomatis) infection that can affect the reproductive organs and can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) if left untreated.

2. Gonorrhea: Another bacterial (Neisseria Gonorrhoeae) infection that can cause complications such as PID, infertility, and an increased risk of HIV transmission.

3. Syphilis: A bacterial (Treponema Pallidum / TP) infection that progresses through stages and can cause serious damage to the heart, brain, and other organs if not treated.

4. Trichomoniasis: A single-celled parasitic protozoan (Trichomonas Vaginalis) that is responsible for causing trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) in humans. Trichomonas Vaginalis primarily affects the urogenital tract, including the vagina, cervix, urethra, and in some cases, the bladder.

5. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): A virus that attacks the immune system and can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV is primarily transmitted through sexual contact or contact with infected blood.

It's important to practice safe sex by using condoms, getting regular sexual health check-ups, and discussing STD testing with your healthcare provider. If you suspect you may have an STD, it's important to seek medical attention for diagnosis, treatment, and to prevent further transmission.
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