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 increasing cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are also to watch out for.
Speaking about STD statistics, there is one thing to consider. There are chances that the current STD statistics do not have a number of undetected cases because STDs like Chlamydia rarely develop symptoms. nevertheless the steady rise in the trend whether or not the figures are understated are frightening.
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. The 2007 statistics was significantly higher than what was recorded in 2006. At the same time, there were 350000 diagnosed with gonorrhea in 2007. The number appears to grow higher each year.
The STD statistics also show that the most common among STDS is chlamydia and gonorrhea. Though chlamydia rarely shows symptoms, it is easy to detect. 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. In women, these STDs can also lead to health issues like pelvic pain or 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. 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 helps people avoid these kinds of diseases as well as informs people of the necessary steps to take if they get these diseases.
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. if people help each other become more aware, the STD statistics will stop rising.