STDs are Scary So Read This
STD statistics show that there has been a steady rise of such cases not only in the United States but across the globe. 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.
The problem with STD statistics is that it is likely to be inaccurate. 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 obviously higher than the one that was recorded a year ago. 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. Chlamydia may not easily manifest symptoms but can diagnosed easily. Gonorrhea is also not that hard to diagnose. 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. A women who has untreated STD is at high risk of developing chronic pelvic pain and suffering ectopic pregnancy.
Although men suffer from chlamydia less, this does not mean that they can’t be affected by complications. Oppositely, gonorrhea in men is even more risky. 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 is this trying to tell us. 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 statistic simple try to tell people to as much as possible avoid having 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. Take note that the statistics will continue to rise until everyone will do their part.