Read This if You Have Multiple Partners
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. With the rise of cases of syphilis in men and women, STD statistics just seems to get higher and highter. If it is not Syphilis, then the it is Chlamydia and gonorrhea that contributes a big part in the STD statistics as well.
There may also be a problem as far as STD statistics is concerned. There are chances that the current STD statistics do not have a number of undetected cases because STDs like Chlamydia rarely develop 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 instance, ten years ago in the united States, there were more or less a million people documented to be suffering from Chlamydia. That number was obviously higher than the one that was recorded a year ago. Moreover, about 350,000 had gonorrhea in that same year. The numbers seem to grow steadily over the last decade.
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. 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. Meanwhile, gonorrhea can lead to very serious complications in men. 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 the moral lesson in this story? This suggests that both women and men should be more aware of STDs than ever. Awareness is the key to avoiding STDs and knowing what to do if you get it.
As the numbers on the STD statistics rise, so should the peoples need for safety practice. 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.
For people who have new partners, they also need to have a check up. For cases where your partner is having an affair, it is better to get screened. if people help each other become more aware, the STD statistics will stop rising.