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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases (stds) may present themselves after someone contracts either a bacterial or viral sexually transmitted infection (STI). STIs are spread predominantly through sexual contact: Oral, anal, or vaginal. Common STDs include gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, herpes, genital warts, hepatitis B and C, as well as human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) and human papillomavirus (HPV).

STDs can be found throughout the world, although there are spatial differences in the overall distribution of these diseases. While some of these diseases can be treated with antibiotics if they are diagnosed early (such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia), others are chronic illnesses that may only be managed through an ongoing regimen of medications, diet, and exercise (such as hepatitis B, HIV, and HPV). There are now vaccines that may stop ...

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