More than 30 different bacteria, viruses and parasites are known to be transmitted through sexual contact. Eight of these pathogens are linked to the greatest incidence of sexually transmitted disease. Of these 8 infections, 4 are currently curable: syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis. Symptoms or disease due to the incurable viral infections can be reduced or modified through treatment. STIs are spread predominantly by sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. Some STIs can also be spread through non-sexual means such as via blood or blood products.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Information from CDC
Sexually transmitted infections STIs are infections you can get by having sex with someone who has an infection. These infections are usually passed from person to person through vaginal intercourse. They can also be passed through anal sex, oral sex, or skin-to-skin contact. STIs can be caused by viruses or bacteria. STIs caused by bacteria include chlamydia , gonorrhea, and syphilis. Although it may be uncomfortable, talk to your partner before having any sexual contact.
Everything You Need to Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Providing effective care and prevention when facility-based services and in-person patient-clinician contact is limited. There are dozens of STDs. Some STDs, such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, are spread mainly by sexual contact. Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link.