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Sexually transmitted disease (STD) symptoms - Mayo Clinic sexual infection


Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. The causes of STDs are bacteria.

An STD may also be called a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or venereal disease (VD). That doesn't mean sex is the only way STDs are.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that pass from one person to another through sexual contact. They are also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or venereal diseases (VD). Some infections can transmit through sexual contact but are not classed as STDs.