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A glossary of terms you might need when discussing sexually transmitted diseases
  1. Glossary A (14)
  2. Glossary B (10)
  3. Glossary C-D (17)
  4. Glossary E (19)
  5. Glossary F (10)
  6. Glossary G-L (17)
  7. Glossary M-0 (17)
  8. Glossary R (24)
  9. Glossary S (13)
  10. Glossary T-Z (18)

PIV
Sex educators often talk about "PIV" when they're discussing heterosexual sex, but what is PIV?

Person Years and Person Months
A person year, or person month, is a special way that scientists measure time in a research study.

Placebo Effect
The placebo effect is a difficult thing for scientific researchers to wrap their heads around.

Fecal Oral Route for Transmission of Infection
Transmission of infections can occur in a number of ways. Infections can be transmitted by blood, by air, or by other means - such as by the fecal oral route

What is Fomite Transmission
Fomite transmission refers to the transmission of infectious diseases by objects.

Fingering
Fingering is a type of sexual activity

Fisting - What is Vaginal Fisting / Anal Fisting
Fisting - What is Vaginal Fisting / Anal Fisting

Confirmatory Test
When an accurate diagnosis is important, a confirmatory test is often used to determine the accuracy of diagnostic test results.

Ecological Analysis
Ecological analysis allows scientists to examine the health of a population before and after a nationwide intervention.

Heteronormative
These days, a lot of people are using the word heteronormative. Do you know what it means?

Intent To Treat
Medical research studies often talk about being based on an intent to treat model. What is intent to treat and why is it important?

Monagamy
This article discusses the definition of monogamy and explains some of the biological advantages of a monogamous relationship.

Outercourse
Outercourse is a term that can be used to encompass a wide variety of sexual behaviors.

Reportable Diseases - Why Are Diseases Notifiable?
Reportable diseases are diseases that doctors, clinics, and/or laboratories must report either to the local health department or directly to the CDC. Generally, what makes diseases notifiable is that they represent a serious public health threat or the potential for such a threat

Biological Vector
The word vector can have several different meanings in biology, but they're all related.

Encephalitis
Encephalitis can be caused by several different types of infections

Meningitis
Meningitis is a type of central nervous system infection

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