This is a Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’S / STD) Informational Portal
It seems that today people are pretty good aware about safe sex, STD’s symptoms and preventive measures, but still there approximately 15 million new STD cases are registered every year. We’ve made this informational portal to help and warn people about most frequent sexually transmitted diseases and those that they can never heard about.
It’s not only AIDS and syphilis that you can get from close sexual contact. There are many kinds of illnesses transmitted that way and on the initial stages they are successfully cured by simple antibiotic course. It is important to be able to identify your illness as soon as possible, before it became too dangerous for you health and life or even your partner’s life.
Sexually transmitted diseases is a serious thing. We don’t want to scare, just want you to know the truth and to make you pay close attention to your health:
- Did you know that more than 65 million of people living in the US have different kinds of STDs?
- Have you heard that two thirds of all STD’s occurs among people under 25 years and one out of four teenagers nowadays has at least one STD?
- Did you know that cervical cancer in women is linked to Human papillomavirus (HPV) which is one of the most widespread sexually transmitted infections?
- Can you imagine that every fourth American have genital herpes and it’s about 80% of people who don’t know that they are infected!
- It is 12% of all infertile men in the US who are unable to have babies because of testicles inflammation.
- And it’s about 15% of women in America who are infertile because of tubal damage caused by improper and untimely treatment.
Hope that we got your attention now and now you are interested in living long and healthy life without STD.
Let’s check right now whether you can have one.
Here are some of the most common symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases. If you have at least one item out of this list – don’t delay your visit to the doctor!
- Painful urination.
- Painful intercourse.
- Itch, sores or irritated groin or anal area.
- Unusual and abnormal genital secretions (it may be colored by blood or pus and have unpleasant odor).
- Bleeding after sex or between menstrual periods (women) or pain in the testicles (men).
- Pain in lower abdominal.
- Low fever with other symptoms similar to flu.
- Dark urine.
- Frequent urge to urinate.
If you have at least one of those symptoms we strongly recommend you consult a doctor.
Don’t try self-medicate, remember that wrong or untimely treatment can cause complications that will take emergency interventions or can be not curable.
What Kind of Treatment Can You Expect if you Have an STD?
Of course that will depend on it’s kind. There are three possible ways according to the STD’s category:
1. Bacterial STD.
On the early stages that type it very well cured by antibiotics course. The only thing you should pay attention here is that you are strictly stick to the rules of the treatment course. Even if you’d feel better before you finished – don’t stop the treatment cause the illness may return.
2. Viral STD
This case is opposite to bacterial STD’s as it cannot be cured completely. All you can do is proper treatment which can help you keeping your disease under control for a certain time.
3. STD caused by parasites
That type is also can be easily cure by antibiotics, special anti-parasitic drugs or medicated shampoos. Please, pay attention to different sprays that are not reliable or vere not recommended to you by your therapist. They may be dangerous and cause irritation and complications.
Whichever kind of STD you’ve been diagnosed – inform your partner or partners about that!
Sometimes STDs run asymptomatically. Only periodic visits to specialists can prevent you from being ill and infecting others.
If you need more information about certain kinds of sexually transmitted diseases, please, follow that link where you can find the list of STDs and details about treatment.