Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Due to the seriousness of some sexually transmitted diseases, it's important that people of all ages and sexual orientations learn what they are and how to deal with them. In this section, you'll find basic STD information, including how they're transmitted from one person to another.
- When searching for information on STDs, you may also find them called sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. Many organizations have changed to using the term STIs in order to recognize that not all of the illnesses are diseases. You've also probably heard the term "venereal disease" but it is no longer in use, as it did not encompass all sexually transmitted ailments.
- Some Web sites that deal with sex and sexual topics might have an agenda that goes against what you believe. If in doubt as to who is sponsoring and running the site, find the "About Us" page, where you should be able to learn more.
- Know that there are many different kinds of STDs and that the information in this guide is meant for general reference. If you'd like information about a specific STD, try searching for the name of it on one of the sites we've recommended below.
- When looking for information about STDs, be aware that some sites may provide photos of the infections; these photos might be too graphic for certain users.
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