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. 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.
The problem with STD statistics is that it is likely to be inaccurate. 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.
One the other hand, there is a high percent of people who have gonorrhea, Chlamydia or syphilis. For instance, in 2007, chlamydia alone infected about a million individuals. That number was obviously higher than the one that was recorded a year ago. At the same time, there were 350000 diagnosed with 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. Though chlamydia rarely shows symptoms, it is easy to detect. The same is true with gonorrhea. The good thing is that these two diseases are curable especially after being detected early. On the other hand, if both diseases are not treated, there will be complications like infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease in females. Women may see more complications like ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain.
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. if left untreated, it can lead to infertility or it can travel to the blood stream and the joints. Gonorrhea can be fatal in men.
What is this trying to tell us. This suggests that both women and men should be more aware of STDs than ever. 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.
With the heightened cases of STDs, more and more people should choose to exercise safety. The statistic simple try to tell people to as much as possible avoid having multiple partners. One should also learn how to correctly use protection.
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. if people help each other become more aware, the STD statistics will stop rising.