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 the it is Chlamydia and gonorrhea that contributes a big part in the STD statistics as well.
There may also be a problem as far as STD statistics is concerned. That is because STDs like chlamydia, which is very common, can be hard to detect because the infected person rarely shows symptoms. Still, the growing numbers are frightening even if at times the numbers are understated.
One the other hand, there is a high percent of people who have gonorrhea, Chlamydia or syphilis. 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. There seems to be more people getting diagnosed with STD year after year.
The STD statistics also show that the most common among STDS is chlamydia and gonorrhea. Chlamydia is not hard to diagnose even if the symptoms are not showing. Gonorrhea is also not that hard to diagnose. The good news is that when diagnosed early, they can be treated. If these diseases are not cured it can lead to other health issues like in women, PID or pelvic inflammatory disease and possibly infertility in both men and women. Women may see more complications like ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic pain.
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. 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 does this mean? 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.
As the STD statistics show increase in the number of these cases, the more should people should practice safetly. The statistics is basically a reminder that it is better to monogamous as much as possible or avoid having multiple partners. It also helps to learn how to properly use a condom.
For people who have new partners, they also need to have a check up. For cases where your partner is having an affair, it is better to get screened. if people help each other become more aware, the STD statistics will stop rising.