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. The increase of syphilis cases among men and women alike form a huge part of this alarming trend. If it is not syphilis then increasing cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are also to watch out for.
Speaking about STD statistics, there is one thing to consider. 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. nevertheless the steady rise in the trend whether or not the figures are understated are frightening.
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. Moreover, about 350,000 had gonorrhea in that same year. The number appears to grow higher each year.
The STD statistics also show that the most common among STDS is chlamydia and gonorrhea. Chlamydia is not hard to diagnose even if the symptoms are not showing. Gonorrhea, like chlamydia is also easy to be medically identified. The amazing news is that there is a cure for these two diseases especially when they are diagnosed early. There is a chance that these two STDs can lead to problems like infertility or PID in women if left untreated. Women may see more complications like ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain.
Chlamydia rarely leads to complications among man but they can be infected and this disease also cause infertility. 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 the moral lesson in this story? This suggests that both women and men should be more aware of STDs than ever. Awareness helps people avoid these kinds of diseases as well as informs people of the necessary steps to take if they get these diseases.
As the numbers on the STD statistics rise, so should the peoples need for safety practice. The statistic simple try to tell people to as much as possible avoid having multiple partners. It also helps to learn how to properly use a condom.
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. Take note that the statistics will continue to rise until everyone will do their part.