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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. If it is not Syphilis, then the it is Chlamydia and gonorrhea that contributes a big part in the STD statistics as well.

There may also be a problem as far as STD statistics is concerned. That is because STDs like chlamydia, which is very common, can be hard to detect because the infected person rarely shows symptoms. Needless to say the rise in the numbers are still alarming.

The STD statistics then shows that many people around you may be suffering from either 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 obviously higher than the one that was recorded a year ago. Moreover, about 350,000 had gonorrhea in that same year. The numbers seem to grow steadily over the last decade.

Those numbers go to show that gonorrhea and chlamydia, by far, are the most wide spread of all STDs. Chlamydia is not hard to diagnose even if the symptoms are not showing. Gonorrhea is also not that hard to diagnose. 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.

On the other hand, men can contract either gonorrhea or chlamydia but the former rarely affects men. Oppositely, gonorrhea in men is even more risky. Not only does this disease put them at risk of infertility but they the infection can make its way to joints and the blood stream. There have been worst cases that end up in fatality.

What does this mean? This goes to show that awareness about STDs should be increased. Awareness is the key to avoiding STDs and knowing what to do if you get it.

With the heightened cases of STDs, more and more people should choose to exercise safety. 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.

Moreover, people should also get themselves checked when they have a new partner. 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.