STDs and Infections

December 14, 2007

Sexually transmitted diseases are a major concern and can cause significant risks to your health, your happiness and to your ability to have children.  The number of men and women infected with one or more STDs is on the rise and more and more people are diagnosed throughout the globe each year.  However, this infectious spread can be halted.  If more sexually active people educated themselves on the dangers of STDs, what they are, how they are contracted, and what they can do to prevent them, then we can put a halt to the spread of STDs and begin to get control over this growing epidemic.  Here in our STD section we hope to help you learn about the many varieties of STDs and about how to protect yourself from catching one of these diseases.  Knowledge is not only power, in this case knowledge just may save your life.

STDs and Reproductive Abilities

There are many types of STDs spreading from person to person today.  If you have an STD or know someone who might, then our section might be able to help answer some questions that you may have. Our STD section provides information on infections and STDs and even tumors and ovarian malignancies that can develop due to the contraction of an STD and can affect you’re reproductive success. Early treatment with most STDs is essential and regular testing can help protect your future ability to have children.  Find out what you need to know now.

Some of the most common STDs that women contract are Chlamydia and gonorrhea.  The medical community speculates that up to 70% of sexually active women in the United States will become infected with one of these STDs.  While both these STDs can be cured if treated on time, they often manifest with few or no symptoms.  If left untreated for too long they can cause irreversible damage to a woman's reproductive system and lead to other problematic conditions such as PID.  STDs can cause problems in pregnancy so find out now what you can do to protect your baby.  Also find out what you should do if you have been diagnosed with gonorrhea while pregnant or with syphilis while pregnant. 

Remember, prevention and diagnosis are the best ways to ensure your health and women should receive annual to semi annual pap smears to check for abnormal cervical cells caused by STDs.  They should also specifically ask their doctor to check them for STDs.  Early detection and treatment is the key to the cure. 

The Incurables

Also, read through our articles about Herpes and Group 'B' Strep and become better informed.  There is currently no cure for herpes so find out what you can do to protect yourself from this lifelong infection.  If you are already suffering from herpes check out our article on social obstacles and herpes. 

HPV (genital warts) is another very common yet incurable STD.  Find out what you can do to protect yourself and start reading up on the new HPV vaccine. 

Surprisingly, one of the fastest growing segments of the population to contract STDs are older women, age 50 and up.  Find out more about this incredible phenomenon and learn more about what you can do to help educate and protect your loved ones.

So, get going, read our articles, and safeguard yourself from STD's and infections, today!

 

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