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VD

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for North Vietnam prior to its reunification with South Vietnam. This was the code used in international transactions to and from North Vietnamese bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for North Vietnam. This was used as an international standard for shipping to North Vietnam.

In both cases, the code is obsolete.
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As Shaun Kingsley Malarney writes, "for Vu Trong Phung, the complex reality of prostitution and venereal disease was the source and focus of a number of profound anxieties about the sociopolitical status in colonial Hanoi.
The life-world interview encourages the interviewees to reflect on their venereal infection and its consequences for their life situation.
The catalyst for this legislative development centred on concern over the health of British soldiers who, as the backbone of British imperial presence, posed a problem when falling victim to venereal disease.
However, from her name, the word "venereal" is also derived, but a venereal disease is considered bad fortune.
Measured attention is also paid to other diseases, including tuberculosis and venereal diseases and, to a lesser extent, yaws, measles and whooping cough.
We should learn from the sorrow of so many broken marriages, the sickening figures for teenage venereal disease, the vast numbers of children growing up fatherless.
This book, and Morrow's hard work, attempted to overcome the denial about, and unwillingness to speak about, venereal diseases.
The country has one of the highest numbers of Aids cases in Europe and venereal diseases are rife.
Expecting to glaze over at his discussions of, say, Molluscum contagiosum or Condyloma acuminatum, we encounter Goldstone's quick assertion that the first is "not a shellfish" but rather a poxlike sexually transmitted virus (accompanied by a line drawing of bumps on a thigh); we find the second is the fancy name for venereal warts (illustrated by little bumps on the penis shaft).
Girls aged 16 to 19 in England and Wales have the highest rates of venereal disease such as gonorrhoea, the highest teenage pregnancy rates, high abortion levels and are more likely to use drugs.
Close to a decade ago, a young woman who had but one sexual partner in her life found out in one day that she was pregnant and had been exposed to two venereal diseases, one of which was AIDS.