A sexually transmitted diesease.

What cause this/How does a chil acquire it?

There are two major causes of STDs.

  1. Bacteria including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
  2. Viruses including HIV/AIDS, herpes simplex virus, human papillomavirus, yeasts and protozoan parasites, such as Trichomonas vaginalis,or insects such as crab lice or scabies mites, causes STDs .
  • An STD can be spread through sexual intercourse.
  • Ejaculation does not have to occur to pass an STD to another person.
  • Sharing needles used for drugs or body piercings and tattoos can pass on some infections such as HIV.
  • Mothers can pass on a disease to their baby/infant during the pregnancy, during the delivery, or after the pregnancy, during breastfeeding.

Can STDS be prevented ?

Ways to prevent an STD:

  • Use a condom
  • Reduce number of sex partners
  • Get vaccinated ( Recommended for teen girls and women through the age 26 and teen boys and men through age 21)
  • Mutual Monogamy (agreeing to only have sex with one person who also agreed to only have sex with you), this is the most reliable way to avoid an STD.

STD signs/symptoms and effects of the condition