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What are the ways that people get a sexually transmitted disease/infection?

What are the ways that people get a sexually transmitted disease/infection?

Sexual contact: Depends on the infection - but often through oral, anal or vaginal sex. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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Hello i need to know if a urinary infection is the result of a sexually transmitted disease?

Hello i need to know if a urinary infection is the result of a sexually transmitted disease?

UTI versus STD: A good medical provider that you trust should be safe to discuss all of your concerns and your recent history...Including your sexual history. But, along with the urine culture that must be happening, the provider can also test for common stds that can also cause the symptoms of a uti. ...Read more

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Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)? 

Is ic a sexually transmitted disease/infection (std/sti)? 

No: Interstitial cystitis is an inflammatory condition wherein the bladder is deficient in a 'slime layer' that protects the lining from irritating substances in the urine. Almost like a 'diaper rash' on the inside. It can be managed and treated with dietary changes, oral medications and sometimes infusions of medicine into the bladder. ...Read more

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Is a sexually transmitted infection the same as a sexually transmitted disease?

Is a sexually transmitted infection the same as a sexually transmitted disease?

Yes: Doctors go back and forth on the preferred politically correct terminology, but they're the same thing. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a sexually transmitted infection and a sexually transmitted disease?

Former causes Latter: A sexually transmitted disease is the manifestation of a sexually transmitted infection. The infection causes the signs, symptoms, and short and long term effects of disease. The disease is named for the agent that causes the infection. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Help please! is bacterial infection like staphylococcus a sexually transmitted disease?

Help please! is bacterial infection like staphylococcus a sexually transmitted disease?

No: Even though an infection could be transmitted during the act of sex does not mean that it falls into the category of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections are bacterial or viral infections that are transmitted through anal, vaginal, ...Read more