VD Problems

VDVenereal Diseases

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!


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

    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.

  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.

    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.

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

  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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