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.
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.
Yes. Doctors go back and forth on the preferred politically correct terminology, but they're the same thing.
Word games. The words describe the same thing.
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.
Most very accurate! From very common chlamydia, others, such as syphilis, hep c, hep b, hiv, gonorrhea, trichomonas can be acurately diagnosed1.