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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are some common sexually transmitted diseases?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Gonnorhea,Syphilis;: The following are common stds 1gonnorhea 2syphilis 3herpes simplex 4chlamydia 5trichomonus infection 6hpv infection 7hiv infection and aids 8chancroid 9Hepatitis B 10 Moluscum Contagiosom 11 Pubic Lice 12Donovanosis(Granuloma Inguinale)

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the three most common sexually transmitted diseases on campuses?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Interesting ?: Chlamydia, herpes and gonorrhea are among the most common, but difficult to know the true frequency of HIV disease because of the often delayed recognition. Syphilis is less common. Trichomonas may also be in the top 5.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

How can you tell if you have a sexually transmitted disease?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Get tested...: Get tested and get an exam by your physician. You can't tell for sure by guessing, 'googling' or asking on a question board. See your doc and get tested. Then follow that up with recurrent and consistent medical care for guidance and testing as long as you are sexually active...
A 49-year-old member asked:

How do sexually transmitted diseases begin?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 23 years experience
Exposed to infection: They begin after having sexual activity with someone already infected.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have a sexually transmitted disease?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Testing: You did not list symptoms or exposure history. Even if you did, you need a local evaluation to confirm or exclude this collection of diagnoses. Only with a review of exposure history, exam and testing can this be answered with confidence.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Where did sexually transmitted diseases originate from?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Evolution at work!: Same as for most infections. There are billions of bacteria and viruses that inhabit our bodies, mostly beneficial or at least harmless but sometimes causing disease. The STDs are caused by some that evolved to cause disease, to survive best in the genital tract, and to require human intimacy for transmission. In other words, they evolved with humans as we ourselves evolved from earlier ancestors.
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