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 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 instance, in 2007, chlamydia alone infected about a million individuals. The 2007 statistics was significantly higher than what was recorded in 2006. meanwhile 350000 men and women had gonorrhea in 2007. The number appears to grow higher each year.
Simply put, the statistics shows that the most common STDs are gonorrhea and chlamydia. Chlamydia is not hard to diagnose even if the symptoms are not showing. The same is true with gonorrhea. The good thing is that these two diseases are curable especially after being detected early. There is a chance that these two STDs can lead to problems like infertility or PID in women if left untreated. 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. Meanwhile, gonorrhea can lead to very serious complications in men. Aside from the risk of infertility, the infection could spread to the blood or to the joints. In worst cases it can lead to death.
What is this trying to tell us. This suggests that both women and men should be more aware of STDs than ever. 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. You will also need to see a doctor for screening if your partner has cheated or is cheating. Awareness will help keep the numbers low.