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What You Need to Know About STDs

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. To be more specific the rise in syphilis among men and women are big contributors to this trend. If it is not syphilis then increasing cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are also to watch out for.

There may also be a problem as far as STD statistics is concerned. 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.

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 example there was one year in the United States where there were about a million people who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia. The 2007 statistics was significantly higher than what was recorded in 2006. Moreover, about 350,000 had gonorrhea in that same year. The number appears to grow higher each year.

Those numbers go to show that gonorrhea and chlamydia, by far, are the most wide spread of all STDs. Chlamydia may not easily manifest symptoms but can diagnosed easily. 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. On the other hand, if both diseases are not treated, there will be complications like infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease in females. In women, these STDs can also lead to health issues like pelvic pain or ectopic pregnancy.

Chlamydia rarely leads to complications among man but they can be infected and this disease also cause infertility. Oppositely, gonorrhea poses more health risks among. 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 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. 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.