VD Problems

VDVenereal Diseases
Morton
1966

Nowadays we call them sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). When I was a teen, it was called the clap or just the generic term VD. I have also heard it called a social disease or the drip. Back then, you could just fix these problems with a hefty dose of penicillin.

Other than some public health researchers or a medical archive, I think all of us can agree that this needs to go.

Stay clean, everyone!

Mary

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12 comments

  1. As someone with the last name Van Domelen, I was SOOOO glad “STD” caught on as I was entering high school.

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    1. My brother’s first name starts with V, last name D. He got his initials tattooed on his arm when he turned 18. Good thing the term is out of fashion.

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  2. STI is the term being used more in the profession these days. Any book on STIs that doesn’t include HIV is a weeder.

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    1. That’s what I was about to mention. HIV changed everything and a book on STIs that doesn’t feature it is useless in this day and age.

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  3. A rule of thumb: If they call it the French Pox or Cupid’s Eczema, the book is too old.

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  4. I strongly recommend everyone read Conan Doyle’s short story “The Third Generation” for a historical view of the most famous “VD”.

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