Monday, November 16, 2009

Are all STDs caused by bacteria? Explain your answer.?

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Are all STDs caused by bacteria? Explain your answer.?
actually, many stds are caused by viruses, most notably hiv and herpes, but cervical cancer (caused by hpv, a virus) is now considered an std. also, trichomonas is a protozoan which causes a vaginal infection. bacterial stds would include gonorrhea, chlamydia.

Some are viruses such as Herpes and HIV.
Reply:the virus answers are correct. in addition, trichomoniasis is a protozoa not a bacteria
Reply:No...most are from Virus. However, some are from bacteria, fungus, protoza, other! The trend now is to call STD - STI...since they are infections. Viral infections for the most part are non-curable, but the other types (bacteria) are treated with antibiotics. Hope this helps.
Reply:HIV: Virus

Herpes: Virus

HPV: Virus

Syphilis: Bacteria

Gonorrhea: Bacteria

Chancroid: Bacteria

Lymphogranuloma Venereum: Chlamydiae

Trichomoniasis: Protozoa

Granuloma inguinale: Bacteria

Yeast infection: Fungus


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