A venereal disease
is any disease that is related to sex: it is usually an infection
where the pathogen responsible for the disease, often a virus
, fungus, or bacterium, passes from one individual to another. Also referred to as sexually transmitted infections
or STIs, which replaces the former name of STDs
or sexually transmitted diseases
. This covers a large number of different diseases
, more or less serious depending on the case. Among the most known venereal diseases, there are AIDS
, genital infections such as genital herpes
or chlamydial urethritis
. Using a condom for whatever type of sexual act is currently the best way to protect against venereal diseases. Once a venereal disease has been identified, one's sexual partner or partners should be informed and possibly treated if necessary, and a test for other STIs is often recommended. Sexual relations should be protected until the patient is healed.
Published by Jeff
Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 03:41 AM by Jeff.