The statistics shows that almost 60 million people in the United States have STDs, while fifteen million people more are infected with STDs every year.
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Almost 1 in 2 people suffer from STDs
- almost 60 million people in US suffer from STDs
- HPV can result in cervical cancer in severe cases
- doctors are mandated to inform CDC about any cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and hepatitis B
- 15% of female infertility cases occur to damage from untreated STDs
- 12% of male infertility cases occur due to inflammation in testicles and other damage by untreated STDs
Symptoms of STDs
One of the major issues is that sometimes an STD has no symptoms, so the infected person has no reason to contact the doctor. The consequences of leaving an STD untreated can be grave, in particular, for women. This can lead to the transmission to other persons and in the most severe cases to the infertility.
If any – even the smallest – symptoms exist, which might point to an infection with an STD, the person is strongly advised to consult the doctor. Today, it’s easy to cure almost all STDs and a one-time injection might do it.
List of common STD symptoms
These are the usual symptoms that point to an infection:
- pain during urination
- pain during intercourse
- irritated feeling on and around the genital area, including itchiness and soreness
- uncommon and unusual discharges from vagina/penis (with a strange color and/or smell)
- pimples, bumps and other abnormalities around genitals and anal area
- pain in lower abdominal area
- pain in testicles
- bleeding after sex
This is a generalized list of the major signs, pointing to a possible infection. The only valid method to determine the STD with a high level of certainty is a medial test.
At the same time, a sexually person is strongly advised to take an annual check with their doctor, even when no symptoms are in place. The benefits from preventive pratice cannot be overestimated. Check the list of STDs with relevant symptoms.
How are STDs treated?
Below we break down all STDs in 3 groups based on their causes and respective treatment options:
- Bacteria causing STDs. The examples include syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. Easily treated with antibiotics. Generally, one dose is sufficient. However, whenever prescribed a series of actions, the patient must comply with the instructions.
- Parasites (for instance, Trichomonas vaginalis). Various treatment options include antibiotics, medicated gels, etc.
- Viruses (for instance, hepatitis B, genital herpes, etc.). Although it’s not possible to cure these STDs, a rigorous treatment will keep them in check with no harm posed.
Whenever a person has been confirmed to have contracted an STD, it’s paramount for them to immediately inform their sexual partners. STDs may have no noticeable symptoms and may not be determinable by tests. Thus, informing the partner plays a key role in early-stage therapy. Check the treatment for specific STDs.