What are STDs?
The term sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is used to refer to a variety of clinical syndromes caused by pathogens that can be acquired and transmitted through sexual activity. Physicians and other healthcare providers playing a critical role in preventing and treating STDs.
What are Sexually Transmitted Diseases?
The STDs below are listed in alphabetical order. Click on the name to find out more information about that particular STD.
Chlamydia - Most people who have chlamydia don't know it since the disease often has no symptoms.
Gonorrhea - Anyone who is sexually active can get gonorrhea.
Hepatitis - Viral hepatitis is the leading cause of liver cancer and the most common reason for liver transplantation.
Herpes - Genital herpes is a common STD and most people with genital herpes infection do not know they have it.
HIV/AIDs and STDs - Having an STD can make you more likely to get HIV.
Human Papillomavirus Infection (HPV) - is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) - PID can lead to serious consequences including infertility.
Syphilis - The sexual behaviors that spread syphilis also spread other STDs like HIV.
Trichomoniasis - Trichomoniasis is a common sexually transmitted disease that is easy to cure.