Sexually Transmitted Diseases, STD’s are passed on through intimate sexual contact. They can be passed on during vaginal, anal and oral sex, as well as through genital contact with an infected partner
- Chancroid (Haemophilus ducreyi)
- Chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis)
- Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhea)
- Granuloma inguinale (Calymmatobacterium granulomatis)
- Lymphogranuloma venereum (Chlamydia)
- Syphilis (Treponema pallidum)
- Genital herpes (herpes simplex virus)
- Genital warts (human papillomavirus virus)
- Hepatitis B and D (hepatitis viruses)
- HIV/AIDS (Human immunodeficiency virus)
- Molluscum contagiosum (poxvirus)
- All STD’s can be prevented by protected sexual contacts(devices like condoms)
- Practice monogamous relationship (both sexual partners are each other’s only sexual partner).
- Learn the symptoms of STDs.
- Avoid sexual contact during the course of treatment.
- Avoid douching. It removes natural barrier to STD in vagina
- Vaccines against HPV and hepatitis B are available and effective.