What You Need to Know About STDs
STD statistics seem to show an upward trend year after year in the US and other places in the world. To be more specific the rise in syphilis among men and women are big contributors to this trend. Part of the STD statistics is the rise in cases of chlamydia, as well as gonorrhea.
There may also be a problem as far as STD statistics is concerned. It is very possible that the statistics does not include the undetected cases, for example with chlamydia, because you normally do not exhibit symptoms so you might be aware that you have it. Still, the growing numbers are frightening even if at times the numbers are understated.
One the other hand, there is a high percent of people who have gonorrhea, Chlamydia or syphilis. For example there was one year in the United States where there were about a million people who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia. That number was apparently higher than it was in the previous year. At the same time, there were 350000 diagnosed with gonorrhea in 2007. There seems to be more people getting diagnosed with STD year after year.
Those numbers go to show that gonorrhea and chlamydia, by far, are the most wide spread of all STDs. Though chlamydia rarely shows symptoms, it is easy to detect. Gonorrhea, like chlamydia is also easy to be medically identified. The good thing is that these two diseases are curable especially after being detected early. If these diseases are not cured it can lead to other health issues like in women, PID or pelvic inflammatory disease and possibly infertility in both men and women. In women, these STDs can also lead to health issues like pelvic pain or ectopic pregnancy.
Although men suffer from chlamydia less, this does not mean that they can’t be affected by complications. Oppositely, gonorrhea in men is even more risky. Aside from the risk of infertility, the infection could spread to the blood or to the joints. There have been worst cases that end up in fatality.
What is this trying to tell us. This mean that men and women alike should become more aware about the risks that these STDs carry. The key to avoiding the spread of STD is awareness and at the same time it also help you know what steps you need to do if you get infected.
As the numbers on the STD statistics rise, so should the peoples need for safety practice. The statistics is a subtle reminder that there is a big risk of STDs when you have multiple partners. One should also learn how to correctly use protection.
Get your self checked if you have someone new in your life. For cases where your partner is having an affair, it is better to get screened. if people help each other become more aware, the STD statistics will stop rising.
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