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Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: June 2002
Last Revision Date: June 2002

Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is an STD?

What causes an STD?

Are STDs contagious?

How are STDs passed from person to person?

Who is at risk?

What are the common types and symptoms?
It is very important to be tested for STDs, even if you feel fine. Treatment should begin as soon as possible. Women who have STDs will often not have any symptoms.

Pubic Lice
Genital Herpes
Genital Warts
Hepatitis B
HIV (and AIDS)

How can I protect myself against STDs?

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers


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