Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

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Common STDs
More Information about STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs). These are infections caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites that are spread through sexual activity, specifically anal, vaginal, and oral sex. Some STDs, such as hepatitis B and HIV, are also transmitted through blood-to-blood contact, through sharing syringes or equipment to inject drugs, body piercing equipment or tattooing needles. Pregnant people with STDs may pass their infections to infants during pregnancy, birth, or through breast feeding.

Common STDs

More Information about STDs

  • About STDs
    STD basics, STD testing, partner information for people who have been diagnosed with an STD, and information for people who have been sexually assaulted.
  • STD/HIV Partner Services Program
    The Partner Services Program offers people who have been diagnosed with HIV or an STD free medical, prevention, and other services, including help with partner notification.

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