ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z20.2

Contact w and exposure to infect w a sexl mode of transmiss

Diagnosis Code Z20.2

ICD-10: Z20.2
Short Description: Contact w and exposure to infect w a sexl mode of transmiss
Long Description: Contact with and (suspected) exposure to infections with a predominantly sexual mode of transmission
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z20.2

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to communicable diseases (Z20-Z29)
      • Contact w and (suspected) exposure to communicable diseases (Z20)

Information for Patients

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Also called: STDs, Sexually transmitted infections, Venereal disease

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites, yeast, and viruses. There are more than 20 types of STDs, including

  • Chlamydia
  • Genital herpes
  • Gonorrhea
  • HPV
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis

Most STDs affect both men and women, but in many cases the health problems they cause can be more severe for women. If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby.

Antibiotics can treat STDs caused by bacteria, yeast, or parasites. There is no cure for STDs caused by a virus, but medicines can often help with the symptoms and keep the disease under control.

Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but does not completely eliminate, the risk of catching or spreading STDs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Chancroid
  • Condom Fact Sheet in Brief (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale)
  • Genital sores - female
  • Genital sores - male
  • Safe sex

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