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Hi, I know that unprotected sex can lead to sexually transmitted infections in body.  Can you please tell me some more facts about sti so that I can gain more knowledge on the topic of sexually transmitted infections?

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Thanks for your query.

 There are number of facts about STIs. Some of them are mentioned below- take a look!

  •  A sti is a germ that can cause an illness inside a person even though the person doesn’t have any symptoms. An STD refers to infections that are causing symptoms or problems.
  • Stis/ STDs were previously called “venereal diseases” (VDs), a term which derives from veneris, or Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
  • A girl is four times more likely to contract an STI/STD than she is to become pregnant.
  • Douching before and after sex does not protect against STDs, infact it may promote an infection after exposure to an STD.
  • Genital pimples do not necessarily mean an STD and may simply indicate a case of genital acne.
  • Each year there are approximately 333 million new cases of STDs in the world, according to the CDC.

Over 25 million people globally have died of AIDS 

Dr. Cecelia J. Russ
Category: Family Physician-GP
- Medical School - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Duke University Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine
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