Sexually transmitted diseases are diseases which are passed on from one person to another during sexual intercourse. These diseases can be transmitted through body fluid exchange, blood, kissing and sexual intercourse. There are many types of STDs, and although most of them can be controlled, not all can be cured totally. Symptoms can actually detect not all of these diseases. But some of the common symptoms would include pain in the pelvis area, unusual discharge from the penis or vagina, painful intercourse, abnormal bleeding or blisters around the genital area. Sexually transmitted diseases are very dangerous, and if left untreated, they can cause complications which can also lead to fertility problems.
There are many types of sexually transmitted diseases, and this includes the following.
Herpes- this is caused by the herpes simplex virus. People who have this may show very few symptoms. Usually, blisters around the genital area would start to appear. These blisters can leave painful sores when they break out. This type of infection can stay in the body indefinitely. And it may need constant medication for a person to lessen the pain caused by the blisters. This is the most common type of sexually transmitted disease right now. There is always an enormous increase of people being diagnosed with genital herpes every year. Unprotected sex is usually how people get this type of sexually transmitted disease. And most of the time, herpes appear like any typical rash in the skin. But they’re more painful compared to the typical skin rash a person would have.
Genital warts is another form of sexually transmitted disease. This is mainly caused by human papillomavirus. Warts would appear in the genital areas as well in the form of skin tags. The good thing about these warts is that they can be cured using a poison called podophyllotoxin condyle. These warts can also be removed using surgery or laser treatments. However, once contracted, they may return at any time throughout your life.
Another type of sexually transmitted disease would be gonorrhea. This is mainly caused by a gonorrhea bacteria. Symptoms of this disease would include bleeding after intercourse, unusual discharge and pain when urinating. Women are more at risk in contracting this disease than men. A single dose of medication is usually what it takes to treat gonorrhea. This medicine can pass the infection fast, but it cannot undo the damage already done by the disease especially to the reproductive system. If left untreated, it could lead to further complications like infertility and inflammatory diseases.
To avoid contracting this diseases, always remember to protect yourself. The easiest way is to use a condom to protect yourself from these illnesses. Avoid having multiple sexual partners as this will put you at more risk of getting those diseases. Make sure you and your partner get tested before you decide to become more intimate and engaging in any sexual intercourse. It’s always better to be sure. Prevention is always better than cure. If you think you may be at risk, visit your doctor and get tested right away. The earlier these diseases are detected, the more chance you have of being totally treated.
But these are not the worst of the possible STDs out there. HIV/AIDS is a sometimes fatal disease that is transmitted sexually. There are treatments available for aids but it is still a very dangerous disease. It’s important to get tested regularly for STI/STDs and to practice safe sex.