STD News

STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), also referred to as STIs (sexually transmitted infections), are infections that are primarily spread through sexual contact. The agents of these diseases can include bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Common examples of STDs include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, HIV/AIDS, and human papillomavirus (HPV). STDs can present a range of symptoms, including but not limited to genital sores, itching, discharge, and pain during urination; however, many individuals may be asymptomatic, which can increase the risk of unknowingly transmitting the infection to others.