ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V02.8

Venereal dis carrier NEC

Diagnosis Code V02.8

ICD-9: V02.8
Short Description: Venereal dis carrier NEC
Long Description: Carrier or suspected carrier of other venereal diseases
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V02.8

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to communicable diseases (V01-V09)
      • V02 Carrier or suspected carrier of infectious diseases

Information for Patients

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Also called: STDs, Sexually transmitted infections, Venereal disease

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that you can get from having sex with someone who has the infection. The causes of STDs are bacteria, parasites and viruses. There are more than 20 types of STDs, including

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Genital herpes
  • 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.

If you have an STD caused by bacteria or parasites, your health care provider can treat it with antibiotics or other medicines. If you have an STD caused by a virus, there is no cure. Sometimes medicines can 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
  • Urethral discharge culture

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