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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. 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.

Speaking about STD statistics, there is one thing to consider. 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.

This does not change the fact that there are a lot of people, and the numbers are growing, who are suffering from chlamydia, syphilis and gonorrhea. For example there was one year in the United States where there were about a million people who have been diagnosed with Chlamydia. That number was apparently higher than it was in the previous year. meanwhile 350000 men and women had gonorrhea in 2007. The number appears to grow higher each year.

Simply put, the statistics shows that the most common STDs are gonorrhea and chlamydia. Chlamydia may not easily manifest symptoms but can diagnosed easily. Gonorrhea, like chlamydia is also easy to be medically identified. 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. 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. Aside from the risk of infertility, the infection could spread to the blood or to the joints. Gonorrhea can be fatal in men.

What does this mean? This goes to show that awareness about STDs should be increased. 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.

As the STD statistics show increase in the number of these cases, the more should people should practice safetly. The statistic simple try to tell people to as much as possible avoid having multiple partners. It also helps to learn how to properly use a condom.

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. Awareness will help keep the numbers low.