Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease spread through saliva. According to WebMD, Hepatitis B can be transmitted by sharing a toothbrush with someone who has it.
The germs that cause viral STDs hide in blood, vaginal secretions, semen and only sometimes in saliva. The herpes simplex virus passes through saliva to the uninfected person by getting into contact with the skin or mucous membranes. The risk of infection is higher with direct contact from sores or blisters during an outbreak. HIV is not transmitted through saliva, but it may be transmitted by coming in contact with blood from sores or bleeding gums.Learn More
No cure is available for the virus that causes human papillomavirus infection, according to Cleveland Clinic. There are ways to treat problems such as genital warts and abnormal cervical cells that are caused by the virus. Wart therapy involves various surgical techniques and prescription creams. Regular Pap smears are recommended to determine if abnormal cervical cells develop; the frequency of Pap smears is related to the subtype of HPV.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, because Trichomoniasis is usually asymptomatic in men, diagnosis is dependent on a lab exam of urethral fluid. Presence of the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis notes a positive diagnosis. When symptoms are present men can experience burning after ejaculation or urination, irritation inside the penis and a mild discharge.Full Answer >
Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, have been around for centuries. Syphilis and gonorrhea have been documented since the medieval time period according to the Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society. The Herpes-Cold Sores Support Network states that herpes has been documented since ancient Greece but most likely originated long before then. According to Avert, HIV may have transferred to humans sometime between 1884 and 1924.Full Answer >
An STD is a sexually transmitted disease such as HIV, chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis, syphilis and trichomoniasis. It is spread through sexual contact. WebMD cautions that an STD can be very severe, sometimes resulting in lifelong treatment; HIV in particular has no cure. STDs are usually caused by bacteria and viruses in blood, semen and vaginal secretions, but genital herpes and warts can spread through skin-to-skin contact.Full Answer >