Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

Specialty of Dermatology

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs ) are a set of different microorganisms caused by infectious diseases, which have in common that is preferably spread during sex. More than 20 known STDs, including: chlamydia and lymphogranuloma, gonorrhea, genital herpes, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome ( AIDS ), genital warts caused by the human papilloma virus, syphilis and trichomoniasis. Although most STDs affect both men and women, women are the more serious health problems. Not all STDs can be cured: those that are caused by bacteria, such as chlamydia, are fought with antibiotics, but where are caused by viruses such as genital herpes, treatment is limited to alleviate the symptoms.

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