Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infection (STI) are diseases passed on through sexual intercourse directly through vaginal fluid, blood, and semen. Even kissing can transmit these infection. STDs can also be transmitted through contact with infected sores and blisters. This site will give you STDs list for both men and women including symptoms and treatment.
Who is at risk?
A man or woman with an active sex life is at high risk of getting sexually transmitted; it can even recur even after treatment. You can get STD if you are sexually active, if you engage in homosexual, bisexual or promiscuous relationship, or if you enjoy unprotected sex. However even sex with condom is not a guarantee that you won’t catch the disease. Improper use of condom is a risk for STD, too.
Each type of STD or STI has its specific signs and symptoms but many people who are infected may not even manifest symptoms except in its later stage.
Are STDs curable?
Many diseases in the STDs list are curable with antibiotics. When you notice symptoms of STD, immediately see your doctor so he can give you the right medication. Or if already infected, your doctor can give you high dose of antibiotic to cure your STD. But of course, prevention and being informed about safe sex practices are always the best advice for an STD-free life.
STDs in men
Here are common STDs in men. CDC 2011 Statistics on STD showed that cases of syphilis in men are 8.2 higher than in women.
- Genital herpes or Herpes Simplex Virus-2 (HSV-2)
- Genital warts or Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Hepatitis B and C
STDs in women
Women are equally prone to STD or STI. The same CDC statistics in 2011 revealed that Chlamydia in women are 2.5% more than among men.
Here are the common STDs in women.
- Ectoparasitic Infections (Pubic lice and scabies)
- Genital Herpes
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
- Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs) and Genital Warts