Read This if You Have Multiple Partners
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 increasing cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are also to watch out for.
Speaking about STD statistics, there is one thing to consider. That is because STDs like chlamydia, which is very common, can be hard to detect because the infected person rarely shows symptoms. Needless to say the rise in the numbers are still alarming.
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 obviously higher than the one that was recorded a year ago. meanwhile 350000 men and women had gonorrhea in 2007. The numbers seem to grow steadily over the last decade.
Simply put, the statistics shows that the most common STDs are gonorrhea and chlamydia. Chlamydia is not hard to diagnose even if the symptoms are not showing. Gonorrhea, like chlamydia is also easy to be medically identified. The good news is that when diagnosed early, they can be treated. 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.
Chlamydia rarely leads to complications among man but they can be infected and this disease also cause infertility. Oppositely, gonorrhea poses more health risks among. 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. In worst cases it can lead to death.
What is the moral lesson in this story? This goes to show that awareness about STDs should be increased. 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. Awareness will help keep the numbers low.