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10 Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE (STD)

 

The diseases which are spread by sexual contact with an infected person are called sexually transmitted disease (or STD).

 

Some of the sexually transmitted diseases are:

  • Gonorrhoea,
  • Syphilis, and
  • AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).

 

Gonorrhoea and syphilis are caused by bacteria.

 

AIDS: AIDS disease is caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). AIDS damages the body’s immune system so that the body becomes weak and cannot protect itself against infection. So AIDS is a very dangerous disease which leads to death.

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