Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are, as their name suggests, diseases that can be transmitted during sexual intercourse. The term STI, sexually transmitted infection
, has been preferred over STDs in recent years. It can result from any type of unprotected sex: vaginal, anal, or even oral. STIs are also called venereal diseases. Among the most well-known STIs include AIDS
, or other genital infections
such as chlamydia
, or genital herpes
. Symptoms vary greatly from one disease to another. The best prevention is always using a condom. When an STI is discovered, a test for other sexually transmitted infections is recommended, as well as information and treatment of the partners, and protected sexual relations until the patient is healed.