STDs are Scary So Read This
There seems to be a consistent rising trend that is seen on STD statistics every year in the United States and the rest of the world. With the rise of cases of syphilis in men and women, STD statistics just seems to get higher and highter. If it is not Syphilis, then the it is Chlamydia and gonorrhea that contributes a big part in the STD statistics as well.
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. Needless to say the rise in the numbers are still alarming.
This does not change the fact that there are a lot of people, and the numbers are growing, who are suffering from chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea. For instance, ten years ago in the united States, there were more or less a million people documented to be suffering from Chlamydia. That number was apparently higher than it was in the previous year. meanwhile 350000 men and women had gonorrhea in 2007. There seems to be more people getting diagnosed with STD year after 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. The same is true with gonorrhea. The amazing news is that there is a cure for these two diseases especially when they are diagnosed 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.
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. Aside from the risk of infertility, the infection could spread to the blood or to the joints. Gonorrhea can be fatal in men.
What is the moral lesson in this story? 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 basically a reminder that it is better to monogamous as much as possible or avoid having 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. For cases where your partner is having an affair, it is better to get screened. Awareness will help keep the numbers low.