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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. To be more specific the rise in syphilis among men and women are big contributors to this trend. Part of the STD statistics is the rise in cases of chlamydia, as well as gonorrhea.

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. Needless to say the rise in the numbers are still alarming.

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 apparently higher than it was in the previous year. Moreover, about 350,000 had gonorrhea in that same year. 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 is also not that hard to diagnose. The amazing news is that there is a cure for these two diseases especially when they are diagnosed 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. if left untreated, it can lead to infertility or it can travel to the blood stream and the joints. There have been worst cases that end up in fatality.

What is this trying to tell us. 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 basically a reminder that it is better to monogamous as much as possible or avoid having multiple partners. One should also learn how to correctly use protection.

Get your self checked if you have someone new in your life. And if your partner had been cheating, get yourself screened as well. if people help each other become more aware, the STD statistics will stop rising.