STDs are transmitted from a person to another through sexual contact or blood transfusions from an infected person or needle sharing, or from mother to infant during pregnancy, labor and breastfeeding. STDs can be prevented through vaccination, screening and through promoting safer sexual behavior, early health-care seeking behavior, prevention and care activities. Pregnant women affected with STD must take proper treatment to prevent the vertical transmission of STD. Most STDs cannot be cured and leads to infertility, birth defects in infants, co-infections, opportunistic infections and many other health issues.
- Track 1-1 Effective Healthcare Systems
- Track 2-2 Vaccination
- Track 3-3 Preconception care
- Track 4-4 Prenatal Care