What Are Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually transmitted diseases or STDs are they are also known, are usually the outcome of sexual contact. The organisms or bacteria that may produce a sexually transmitted diseases is likely to pass from a person to another via blood, semen, vaginal or other bodily fluids.

Some of these infections can also be transmitted non-sexually (usually, by blood) – such as from mother to infant during pregnancy or childbirth or through shared needles or blood transfusions.

It’s possible to contract sexually transmitted diseases from people who seem perfectly healthy — people who, in fact, aren’t even aware of being infected. Many STDs cause no symptoms in some people, which is one of the reasons experts prefer the term “sexually transmitted infections” to “sexually transmitted diseases.”

There are a lot of STDs that cause no symptoms in some people and that’s why it’s possible to contact an STD from a person who seems health. Such people have no idea they’re infected and that’s why experts prefer to use the term “sexually transmitted infections” rather than “sexually transmitted diseases”.

Read our blog to find out more about the various sexually transmitted diseases, they causes, symptoms and their treatments.