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

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Sudler
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