What are Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?

Saturday 10 March 2018   Autore: Prof. A. Natali

Topic: Diagnostics in andrology

They are diseases with sexual way of infection

 Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) or Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are diseases by sexual trasmission. The name attributed to this kind of illness refers to Venus, goddess of the love of the romaniac mythologia. They are usually caused by the transmission of bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi by skin contact (or genital mucosa) or infected organic fluids (in some diseases even saliva). Men are more affected than women. The World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990 estimated that more than 250 million new cases of MTS-STD occur worldwide each year. In 2006 the same WHO reports in the USA an incidence of 19 million new cases per year of MTS-STD, about half of the cases in young people between 15 and 24 years. The diagnosis and therapy of an MST-STD should be carried out early to avoid the progression of the disease to the patient concerned and to prevent the spread of new individuals. The rule is always to treat the usual partner, even if asymptomatic, to avoid the so-called "ping-pong" reinfections.

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