What does STD stand for?

An infection transmitted through sexual contact, caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites.

What are the most common types?

  • Human papilloma virus infectionAn infection that causes warts in various parts of the body, depending on the strain.
  • Genital herpesA common sexually transmitted infection marked by genital pain and sores.
  • ChlamydiaA common sexually transmitted infection that may not cause symptoms.
  • GonorrheaA sexually transmitted bacterial infection that, if untreated, may cause infertility.
  • HIV/AIDSHIV causes AIDS and interferes with the body’s ability to fight infections.
  • SyphilisA bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact that starts as a painless sore.