Discussing STDs in Spanish & Conversations about Safe Sex

Discussing STDs & Having Conversations about Safe Sex in Spanish

When you’re having those safe sex conversations and talking about how to prevent the spread of STDs in Spanish, it’s easy to get passionate about what you’re educating on because simple solutions go a long way in helping people stay healthy.

Yet, at the same time, patient education on STDs in Spanish can be challenging because you’re not sure if the words you’re using are correct, professional, and akin to how you would educate about STDs in English.

During one of our Video Viernes lessons in the Learning Medical Spanish Facebook group, I touched on this topic. Here is the video for you:

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All of the high-frequency Spanish STD vocabulary is here for you to use and practice with:

Enfermedades de transmisión sexual – STDs:

  • VIH / SIDA 
  • VPH 
  • Clamidia 
  • Gonorrea 
  • Sífilis 
  • Herpes 

Signos y Síntomas:

  • Ampollas 
  • Ardor al orinar 
  • Brote 
  • Desecho (secreción, pus) 
  • Dolor con relaciones 
  • Dolor/Molestias al orinar 
  • El fuego 
  • Erupción / irritación / ronchas 
  • Huele mal 
  • Orina nublosa / turbia 
  • Picazón / comezón 
  • Verrugas 

Cómo se pasan:

  • Relaciones (sexo) anal, oral, vaginal 
  • Compartir jeringas y/o agujas 
  • Saliva 
  • Fluidos del cuerpo 
  • Contacto con la piel 


  • Prevenir el pasar / para no pasar 
  • Prevención 
  • La vacuna contra 
  • Usar condones 
  • Protegerse 
  • Abstinencia 
  • Monogamia 
  • Hablar con su pareja 
  • Limitar el número de parejas 
  • No compartir agujas 
  • No tener contacto físico durante un brote (cuando hay fuego) 
Pruebas y tratamiento

  • Antes de tener relaciones 
  • Después de un encuentro que le preocupa 
  • Entre parejas 
  • Análisis de orina 
  • Análisis de sangre 
  • El papanicolau 
  • Antibióticos 
  • Antivirales 
  • No hay cura 

Riesgos de no tratar:

  • Llegar a ser 
  • Llegar a tener 
  • Cáncer de ano, pene, boca, garganta 

Vocabulario general:

  • Ano/Recto – Área pélvica – Ingle – Pene – Vagina – Labios 
  • Cérvix (cuello del útero / boca de matriz) 
  • Condón 
  • Enfermedad inflamatoria pélvica 
  • Pareja 
  • Relaciones orales, vaginales, anales 
  • Retirarse 
  • Tener relaciones 

Study STD, STI and Safe Sex vocabulary in Spanish with these flashcards

Get the full list of STD vocabulary in Spanish and English for self-study and continued practice.

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