Etiology Sexually Transmitted Diseases

∞ generated and posted on 2016.03.03 ∞

Diseases caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum, and Trichomonas vaginalis, etc., as well as various viruses.

A Sexually Transmitted Disease is one that often or typically is transmitted in the course of sexual relations and a number of pathogens are transmitted predominantly in the course of such sexual interactions.

Sexually transmitted diseases are subject to especially intimate direct contact transmission. The list presented above is a partial listing of sexually transmitted pathogens of humans.

Note that not all sexually transmitted diseases are exclusively sexually transmitted. For example, a number of bloodborne pathogens, such as and , are also sexually transmitted.