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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)The page provides quick access to a list of common sexually transmitted diseases, syndromes, health conditions, and other topics of health importance. The list is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to respective diseases sections that serve as a comprehensive and ultimate guide about the disease or health condition.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are those infections or other kinds of diseases which pass from one individual to another through sexual contact. It is commonly referred as venereal diseases (VD). Some STDs can also spread through the use of non-sterilized needles used for drug intake, transferred from mother to her child during childbirth or breast-feeding and blood transfusions.

STDs usually involve transmission of microorganisms which reside in the skin or mucous membranes of male and female genitals. These infectious organisms are transferred through semen, vaginal secretions or blood during sexual intercourse. In severe cases, certain sexually transmitted infections can result in serious life-long problems such as infertility and issues in newborns such as blindness, developmental disabilities, and bone deformities and in some cases death of the child.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported incidence of more than 1 million new STD cases, each day globally. People belonging to age group of 15-24 years have indicated incidence of about half of the new STDs cases. STDs have affected females more than males.

Common STDs include chlamydia, chancroid, crabs, genital herpes, genital warts, hepatitis B, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, gonorrhea and trichomoniasis.

Viagra, introduced in 1998, has become widely recognized and helped countless men enhance their sexual health. Knowing the effects of taking Viagra is crucial for informed decision-making, including managing expectations of side effects and benefits. Consulting a doctor is essential before using Viagra to ensure safety and suitability, as certain medical conditions and medications may pose risks.

Gonorrhea can have serious impacts on reproductive and overall health if left untreated. In women, it can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy. In men, it can cause epididymitis. It can also increase the risk of HIV transmission and can have serious complications if it spreads to the blood or joints.

Treatment options for gonorrhea include antibiotics such as ceftriaxone and azithromycin, which are usually given as a single injection or oral dose. It is important to also be tested and treated for other sexually transmitted infections. Follow-up testing is recommended to ensure the infection is fully cleared.

Gonorrhea is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae and is primarily spread through sexual contact. Risk factors include having multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex, and a history of other sexually transmitted infections. It can also be spread from mother to baby during childbirth.

Both erectile dysfunction (ED) and peripheral vascular disease (ED) are two different conditions. Erectile dysfunction is found in men making them unable to get and maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) on the other hand is a circulatory problem in which the arteries become narrow and therefore reduce the flow of blood to lower limbs.