Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STD Resource Information

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) originate from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and are primarily transmitted through sexual contact. STIs can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites, and can be transmitted through bodily fluids such as blood, semen, or vaginal secretions. In addition to sexual contact, STIs can sometimes be transmitted through other means. For instance, they can be passed from mother to child during pregnancy or childbirth, or through blood transfusions or sharing needles. It’s important to note that STIs may not always present symptoms. An individual can contract an STI from someone who appears healthy and may be unaware of their own infection. Below are some resources for understanding STDs: