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STDs - Facts & Info on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

STDs are transmitted by direct contact between mucous membranes, blood, and bodily fluids that contain the biological agent. The type of agent is important because it determines if the infection is or is not curable. Bacterial agents such as Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia can be cured with antibiotics while viral agents such as Genital Herpes (HSV2), Hepatitis C, HPV, Genital Warts, and HIV/AIDS are not curable, but treatable.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome are by far the most serious STDs. Once HIV turns into full blown AIDS your immune system is basically shot, exposing you to a wide range of potentially deadly conditions resulting from what a healthy person’s body would be able to fight off... Read More About HIV/AIDS.

Genital Herpes

Herpes Simples Virus 2 (HSV2) commonly known as Genital Herpes is quite common as it is estimated that at least one in five American adults will become infected during their lifetime. The severity of HSV2 can vary dramatically between individuals with the worst cases being known to cause blisters, pimple like sores, and rashes in both the oral and genital areas... Read More About Genital Herpes.

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C (HCV) is a STD, but is typically contracted from blood transfusions and the sharing if dirty needles (both syringes and tattoo needles). HCV attacks the liver and has been known to lead to liver cancer, but usually is associated with severe cirrhosis similar to that seen in chronic alcoholics... Read More About Hepatitis C.

HPV and Genital Warts

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) typically shows no symptom in men, but causes cervical cancer in women... Read More About HPV.

Genital Warts are technically the result of HPV, but are listed in its own category since there are several different types of HPV and many people with HPV don’t get Genital Warts... Read More About Genital Warts.

Curable STDs

Although not the targets of our STD prevention service curable STDs like Syphilis and Chlamydia if left untreated can still kill you just like they killed for centuries until anti-biotics were invented... Read More About Curable STDs.


STDs although easily contractible are not easily curable if at all. In the above cases you may experience a wide range of symptoms over many years that may severely cripple or even kill you. Needless to say you don’t want STDs and if you have them please do not put other at risk without their knowledge.

Learn More About STDs

You can learn more about STDs in general by checking out the latest listings from STDFacts at Post Almost Anything.

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