Other STDS And Information
Everyone has heard of herpes, HPV, and AIDS, but how many of us know anything about trichomonas, Hepatitis B, scabies, and pubic lice? In this section, we discuss some of the lesser known sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) and tell you what you can do to protect yourself from them. If you discover you are one of a very large number of people who each year are diagnosed with an STD, we tell you how you can get treatment and avoid a recurrence.
One of the main reasons people end up contracting an STD is a lack of information about risk factors and risky behavior that can make them targets for these communicable infections. We have the information you need to take the steps to protect yourself. We also tell you how STD's affect pregnancy, teens, men, and fertility. We explain the connection between STD's and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and tell you what you need to know about STD clinics.
In addition to addressing these topics, we explain why a healthy relationship lowers your risk for contracting an STD and why alcohol consumption raises your risk. The idea here is that the more you know about the subject of STD's the better able you are to protect yourself from them.
In this section, one of the STD's we discuss is Hepatitis B. This type of hepatitis can be transmitted in a variety of ways and can cause liver damage if it isn't treated. The problem is that the symptoms of hepatitis B are often attributed to other conditions which may mean that the patient might not receive the appropriate treatment.
Pubic lice and scabies are types of STD's that are known in common parlance as crabs. Crabs involve the transmission of parasitic insects from one infected person to another. You may not have realized that crabs are an infection or that it they are considered to be an STD even though sex with an infected person is not the only way to get this infection.
Syphilis, on the other hand can only be transmitted by direct sexual contact. Syphilis is a very serious infection since without treatment it may affect the major organs including the heart, lungs, brain, and spinal cord. Early detection is crucial since syphilis responds well to treatment at this stage.
Trichomonas vaginitis is also known as trich or trichomoniasis. This inflammation of the vaginal canal can cause itching and a bad-smelling discharge. Learn how to avoid this unpleasant STD.