STDs are Scary So Read This

STD statistics seem to show an upward trend year after year in the US and other places in the world. With the rise of cases of syphilis in men and women, STD statistics just seems to get higher and highter. Part of the STD statistics is the rise in cases of chlamydia, as well as gonorrhea.

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. 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, ten years ago in the united States, there were more or less a million people documented to be suffering from 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 numbers seem to grow steadily over the last decade.

Those numbers go to show that gonorrhea and chlamydia, by far, are the most wide spread of all STDs. Though chlamydia rarely shows symptoms, it is easy to detect. 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. Women may see more complications like ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain.

On the other hand, men can contract either gonorrhea or chlamydia but the former rarely affects men. Meanwhile, gonorrhea can lead to very serious complications in men. Not only does this disease put them at risk of infertility but they the infection can make its way to joints and the blood stream. There have been worst cases that end up in fatality.

What does this mean? This suggests that both women and men should be more aware of STDs than ever. 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 a subtle reminder that there is a big risk of STDs when you have multiple partners. The right use of latex can also help avoid the spread of these diseases.

Moreover, people should also get themselves checked when they have a new partner. And if your partner had been cheating, get yourself screened as well. Take note that the statistics will continue to rise until everyone will do their part.