STDs or sexually transmitted diseases are frequent diseases among the population. We also call it IST or sexually transmitted infections. In fact, diseases are contagious. Infectious agents can be viruses (AIDS, herpes), bacteria (syphilis), etc. Some sexually transmitted diseases:

– Herpes genital

– Chlamydia


– Syphilis

– Gonorrhea

– Certain types of hepatitis (e.g. hepatitis B )

– Trichomoniasis

– Genital warts

– Cancer of the cervix (caused by a virus of the type papilloma virus, see also genital warts ).

Just as the name suggests, STDs are usually transmitted during sexual intercourse. Transmission from one person to another can occur mainly through blood, semen or vaginal secretions. However, certain diseases can be transmitted without sexual intercourse, such as mother-to-fetus or newborn transmission, blood transfusion (eg AIDS, hepatitis) or through sharing needles between drug addicts.

Some risk factors for contracting STDs include unprotected sex (without using a condom), having sex with multiple partners, having had an STD in the past, or abusing alcohol and drugs.

Symptoms vary from one STD to another. It should be noted that the symptoms can manifest themselves within a few days or sometimes years after sexual intercourse.
Some typical symptoms of STDs are:
– Sores or pimples on the genitals, mouth or rectum.
– Pain and burning during urination.
– Discharge or liquid at the level of the penis.
– Unusual bleeding from the vagina.
– Unusual and strong odor in the vagina.
– Pain during sexual intercourse.
– Pain in the lower abdomen.

Treatments vary depending on the type of STD, when the origin is bacterial, as in the case of gonorrhea and chlamydia, the use of antibiotics is necessary. If the STD is viral, as in genital herpes, the doctor may prescribe antivirals.

Vaccination, particularly against hepatitis B and cervical cancer (HPV vaccine), can be a good way to prevent certain STDs.

Jeanne Kenney
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