Important Facts for STD Awareness
Some people believe that they should not be concerned about STDs because they are diseases of the past. Treatment of venereal diseases is possible today because of modern medicine. Well, not quite, because STD are still a huge health problem world over. Persistent venereal infections are being combated in every corner of the globe with the aim of preventing further infections. The important thing to know is that anyone having sexual relations can get STDs. Below are some important facts about STD that are important in creating awareness about various venereal diseases.
In the United States alone, there are about 20 million new STD infections each year. In the same country, more than 110 million men and women have STIs. STDs are more prevalent among the young people between the ages of 15 and 30. This is very worrying and an indication of the lack of awareness from the young generation. Many young people even high school students have casual, intimate relationships without thinking about the consequences. While these statistics above are from one country, global statistics are mortifying. It is also important to consider that you could be one of these people who are now struggling to find venereal diseases some of which have no cure.
It is possible to have an STD and not have the symptoms. This may appear strange but a doctor will tell you that this is true. In health lessons, people are told to watch out for itching, burning sensations or visible wounds which are common with STDs. Some venereal diseases are stealthier like herpes, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. Even Without manifestation of the symptoms, they have the potential to affect you considerably. You cannot continue using symptoms to determine if you intimate partners have STDs or not.
Using latex protection during intimate moments is important, but it is not always a guaranteed protection from STDs. Since some STIs also spread through skin contact latex protection is not 100 percent guarantee. That said, they are very important and can reduce the risk of many of the STDs so never underestimate the essence of wrapping it up. When exposed to the virus that causes STDs, women have a higher risk of contracting these diseases because of their physiology. For this reason, every woman out there owes it to herself to ensure that she takes the necessary measure to avoid STIs like limiting the number of intimate partners to one. There are also many other STDs that are not common which have worse effects if not discovered and treated on time. Visit you, doctor, regularly when you feel there is something wrong without body and this could help you avoid future problems. While most STDs are treatable, some can be devastating to your body, causing a lot of bodily harm.