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STDs are Scary So Read This

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. Part of the STD statistics is the rise in cases of chlamydia, as well as gonorrhea.

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. Needless to say the rise in the numbers are still alarming.

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. Though chlamydia rarely shows symptoms, it is easy to detect. The same is true with gonorrhea. The good thing is that these two diseases are curable especially after being detected early. There is a chance that these two STDs can lead to problems like infertility or PID in women if left untreated. 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 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 suggests that both women and men should be more aware of STDs than ever. 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.

With the heightened cases of STDs, more and more people should choose to exercise safety. The statistics is a subtle reminder that there is a big risk of STDs when you have multiple partners. The right use of latex can also help avoid the spread of these diseases.

Get your self checked if you have someone new in your life. You will also need to see a doctor for screening if your partner has cheated or is cheating. Awareness will help keep the numbers low.

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