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What is Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are infections that are spread via sexual contact or close intimate contact with an infected person. The presence of STDs and STIs in children are almost always caused by sexual abuse.

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An astronaut's least worries should be dormant viruses like herpes flaring up when they go into space on board the Space Station or Space Shuttle. But NASA research has found astronauts are not free from infectious viruses in space.

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Usher Raymond fans were shocked and saddened when a Georgia woman filed a lawsuit in 2018 accusing him of infecting her with the herpes virus.

Nothing ruins a sex symbol's public image like the knowledge that he has an incurable infectious STD. But all is not lost for Usher and other men and women infected with an STD.

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DJ Vlad, Ree

Eazy-E's daughter, Ree, called out hip-hop journalist DJ Vlad for using the late rapper's obituary alongside his post about AIDS awareness on Instagram.com on Thursday.

"Rest In Peace #eazye. #hiv and #aids are real. Use a condom," Vlad wrote. "Get yourself and your partner tested."

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Usher Chilli

According to Instagram blogger Fameolous, TMZ.com is "sitting on" a scoop that a "legendary" singer is considering filing a $1.2 million lawsuit against R&B crooner Usher Raymond, 39, for infecting her with the herpes virus.

FYI: the picture of legendary TLC singer Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, 46, is being used for illustrative purposes. Fameolous did not identify the singer.

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Sandrarose.com readers were divided over the issue of contracting or transmitting herpes while wearing condoms. Condoms do not prevent the spread of herpes because herpes is spread via skin-to-skin contact. But the risk of contracting herpes is a lot less if men wear condoms during sex.

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Bill de Blasio

Thanks to NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, 11 babies in the New York area are infected with herpes. Some of the babies have herpes-related brain damage.

According to the NY Daily News, de Blasio overturned the Health Department's order prohibiting Jewish mohels from performing a circumcision ritual that involves sucking the blood from a baby's penis.

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prince hiv aids

The world continues to mourn megastar Prince Rogers Nelson who died at age 57 in an elevator at his 66,000 sq ft Paisley Park residence near Minneapolis last Thursday.

Insiders confirm the pop icon was diagnosed with "full blown AIDS" in the months before he died.

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