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How many types of STDs exist
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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Lots!
There are many different kinds of stds, including those caused by bacteria (like gonorrhea and chlamydia) and those caused by viruses (including herpes and hiv).
You can limit your exposure to most stds by using barrier forms of contraception (like condoms!), and since most are treatable (even if not curable), see a healthcare provider if you think you've been exposed.

In brief: Lots!
There are many different kinds of stds, including those caused by bacteria (like gonorrhea and chlamydia) and those caused by viruses (including herpes and hiv).
You can limit your exposure to most stds by using barrier forms of contraception (like condoms!), and since most are treatable (even if not curable), see a healthcare provider if you think you've been exposed.
Andrea Knittel
Andrea Knittel
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Dr. Charles Glassman
Internal Medicine
In brief: STDs
Consider groups: bacterial (about 5); fungal (1); viral (around 8); parasites (~ 2); protozoal (1).
So total there are about 17.

In brief: STDs
Consider groups: bacterial (about 5); fungal (1); viral (around 8); parasites (~ 2); protozoal (1).
So total there are about 17.
Dr. Charles Glassman
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