Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

STDs are common infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that are transmitted from one person who has the infection to another during sexual contact that involves the exchange of fluids or skin-to-skin contact. Not all sexually transmitted infections turn into a disease.

8 most common STDs:

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Herpes
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

(Check also the following terms: Sexual Health, HIV/AIDS)