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sexually transmitted disease


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(STD) any disease transmitted by sexual intercourse, formerly known as venereal disease. STDs include AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhoea, some Chlamydia infections, genital herpes, and soft sore. The medical specialty concerned with STDs is genitourinary medicine.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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