Read This if You Have Multiple Partners
STD statistics seem to show an upward trend year after year in the US and other places in the world. The increase of syphilis cases among men and women alike form a huge part of this alarming 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. 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.
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. The 2007 statistics was significantly higher than what was recorded in 2006. At the same time, there were 350000 diagnosed with gonorrhea in 2007. The number appears to grow higher each year.
The STD statistics also show that the most common among STDS is chlamydia and gonorrhea. 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. 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.
Although men suffer from chlamydia less, this does not mean that they can’t be affected by complications. Oppositely, gonorrhea poses more health risks among. Aside from the risk of infertility, the infection could spread to the blood or to the joints. Gonorrhea can be fatal in men.
What is this trying to tell us. 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 numbers on the STD statistics rise, so should the peoples need for safety practice. 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.
Get your self checked if you have someone new in your life. And if your partner had been cheating, get yourself screened as well. if people help each other become more aware, the STD statistics will stop rising.