What Does STD Mean?

The abbreviation STD means "Sexually Transmitted Disease."

STDs are infections that are predominantly passed on through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex. Some STDs can also be transmitted from mother-to-child during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

More than 1 million STDs are acquired every day worldwide, the majority of which are asymptomatic (i.e., the infected person has no symptoms at the time).

Common STDs include: chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital warts, genital herpes, pubic lice, scabies, syphilis, trichomoniasis, and human papillomavirus (HPV).

STDs are also commonly known as STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections).

Check out the CDC fact sheet on staying healthy and preventing STDs.

Summary of Key Points

"Sexually Transmitted Disease" is the most common definition for STD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Definition:Sexually Transmitted Disease
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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