Track: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases


Sexual intercourse is the core route of transmission of a wide range of infections, and a significant route for many others. Sexually transmitted infections caused by bacterial, fungal and protozoal agents have been curable with antimicrobial agents for over 40 years. In spite of this, such sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continued to be a public health problem in developed and developing countries alike. However, most developed countries now have very low rates of infection, with the exception of chlamydia. In contrast, many developing countries continue to experience high rates of STD. The reasons for failure to control STD are complex and vary from one setting to another; nevertheless, there are a number of factors which either singly or in combination have led, at both local and national level, to an inadequate response to the problem of STDs.

• Genital herpes
• Gonorrhea
• Pubic lice
• Syphilis