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Venereal Disease

Venereal Disease (VD) was the term commonly used in the past for Sexually Transmitted Diseases or Infections (STDs or STIs), especially syphilis and gonorrhea. Some say that the word venereal comes from Venus, the Roman goddess of love, and that is why STDs were also nicknamed Venus’ Curse. This is partially correct; venereal comes from the Latin ‘venereus’ meaning of sexual love which is taken from that... read more

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