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. That is because STDs like chlamydia, which is very common, can be hard to detect because the infected person rarely shows symptoms. 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 obviously higher than the one that was recorded a year ago. 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 may not easily manifest symptoms but can diagnosed easily. 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. A women who has untreated STD is at high risk of developing chronic pelvic pain and suffering ectopic pregnancy.
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. 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. Gonorrhea can be fatal in men.
What is this trying to tell us. This goes to show that awareness about STDs should be increased. 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 STD statistics show increase in the number of these cases, the more should people should practice safetly. The statistics is a subtle reminder that there is a big risk of STDs when you have multiple partners. It also helps to learn how to properly use a condom.
For people who have new partners, they also need to have a check up. You will also need to see a doctor for screening if your partner has cheated or is cheating. Take note that the statistics will continue to rise until everyone will do their part.