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venereal disease

More than 20 different venereal diseases have been identified, and each year in the United States, 13 million people are infected with one of them.
  older term which today is more commonly called STD (sexually transmitted disease):  sexually transmitted disease:  a disease transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
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venereal disease venereal diseases
Also sometimes called sexually transmitted infection (STI).
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  • More than 20 different venereal diseases have been identified, and each year in the United States, 13 million people are infected with one of them.
  • The greatest challenge, of course, would be venereal disease.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Pregnancy, divorce, here and there the odd case of venereal disease.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • When he spoke of murder, suicide, venereal disease, amputated limbs, and altered faces, it was with a faint air of persiflage.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • "You don’t have a venereal disease, do you?"
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • They got venereal diseases over here that eat penicillin for breakfast.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • If you hadn’t been laid up in the hospital with venereal disease for ten days back there in Africa, you might have finished your twenty-five missions in time to be sent home before Colonel Nevers was killed and Colonel Cathcart came to replace him.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I was busy screening the new admissions for venereal diseases.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Griffith’s paper is on the same tack now: an army rotten with venereal disease: overseas or halfseasover empire.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • In that same period of the late nineteenth century, syphilis and gonorrhea reached near-epidemic proportions, yet except for Henrik Ibsen and some of the later naturalists, venereal diseases were hardly on the literary map.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • A lover of the weekly "liberty" leaves that sent the Marines flocking into nearby towns and bars for fun, Mike was amused at a necessary ritual that accompanied each liberty: the mandatory testing for venereal disease of each man by a medic, as a chaplain stood piously by.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • That way the customers would feel more trusting and they wouldn’t go around worrying about catching some venereal disease, right?
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • He asked the medical students innumerable questions about the treatment or cure of inherited blood maladies, venereal diseases, intestinal and inguinal cancers, and the transference of animal glands to men.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The Army Medical Corps, in the early part of 1918, encountered the same difficulty: most newspapers refused to print its bulletins regarding venereal disease in the army.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • One very clear day, a major in the Medical Corps, a man with no military bearing whatsoever, arrived at the Bell Tower and spoke to the assembled troops, who thought it was going to be yet another useless lesson about venereal disease-they never had leave-but, instead, the major asked for volunteers.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • His mother claims that he almost died because of Papá, from a venereal disease that infected him when he was born.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • During World War II, Walt Disney produced scores of military training and propaganda films, including Food Will Win the War, High-Level Precision Bombing, and A Few Quick Facts About Venereal Disease.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The vice crusaders, if they have accomplished nothing else, have at least forced the newspapers to use the honest terms, /syphilis/, /prostitute/, /brothel/ and /venereal disease/, albeit somewhat gingerly.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • This was before the adoption of /jolly/ and its analogues, /ripping/, /stunning/, /rattling/, etc. [20] In the Appendix to the Final Report of the Royal Commission on Venereal Diseases, London, 1916, p. iv.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • No venereal diseases here.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • You are prepared to cheat, to forge, to blackmail, to corrupt the minds of children, to distribute habit-forming drugs, to encourage prostitution, to disseminate venereal diseases — to do anything which is likely to cause demoralization and weaken the power of the Party?
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • He heard himself promising to lie, to steal, to forge, to murder, to encourage drug-taking and prostitution, to disseminate venereal diseases, to throw vitriol in a child’s face.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The Department of Health of New York City, in April, 1914, announced that its efforts to diminish venereal disease were much handicapped because "in most newspaper offices the words /syphilis/ and /gonorrhea/ are still tabooed, and without the use of these terms it is almost impossible to correctly state the problem."
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Another reported that "at a recent conference of the Scripps Northwest League editors" it was decided that "the use of such terms as /gonorrhea/, /syphilis/, and even /venereal diseases/ would not add to the tone of the papers, and that the term /vice diseases/ can be readily substituted.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
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Associated words [difficulty]:   venereal disease [7] , AIDS [1] , HIV [3] , syphilis [3] , STD [6] , gonorrhea [6] , chlamydia [9] , genital warts [9]
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