Sexual Transmitted Disease (STD) – In general

What is a Sexual Transmitted Disease?


Sexually transmitted diseases, more commonly known as STDs, are passed from one sexual partner to another during sexual intercourse or through sexual touching.  They are infections that can be caused by viruses, parasites, yeast, or bacteria.  There are many types of STDs and some of them seem to be more common at certain times.

Some of the most common sexually transmitted diseases include genital warts, HPV, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

Last Reviewed:
September 14, 2016
Last Updated:
February 07, 2017