STD infections are becoming a menace in this current era.This is contributed by the irresponsible sexual activity in our society today. This increase is what that lead to the creation of an awareness month during the Congressional Resolution of 2009.
This month is mainly meant for people to reflect o their sexual action, pass knowledge to people about this STD.Did you know that April is STD awareness month?Statistics show that young adult from the age of 15 to 24 are the most affected.
If detected early some are treatable while others like HIV/AIDS can only be controlled. Awareness creation is aimed at educating people on everything that pertains to them. Below the following aspects have been elaborated for you.
Types of STD
They include: Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV/AIDS, Genital Herpes and Warts, Chlamydia, or trichomoniasis.
Effects of HIV/AIDS
This is the most popular STD. Unlike other STD it has no cure but can be mitigated for one to live positively with it. Some drugs also referred to as ARVs are what that are given to help control its spread and its effects on the body.
A healthy balanced diet, physical exercises, taking drugs without fail is just but a few things to observe when living with this virus.Mothers can transmit this disease to their children, during blood transfusion or sex with an infected person.
A mother can infect an unborn child in the womb or during breastfeeding if proper caution is not considered.The infant can only be breastfed with the mother’s milk for six months in an exclusive manner in infected mothers.
Condoms, abstaining or proper blood screening before any transmission is among the many preventative measures.
This is the most common STD in the US currently. Most of the gonorrhea-causing bacterium can be treated but a specific strain is discovered to be resistant to medication. It can cause infertility to both men and women if not treated. A condom or total abstaining from any sexual activity can help prevent this STI.
All About Syphilis
If an infected patient takes too long to get treatment or does not get treated at all can cause severe damage to the body like brain damage. It can be spread through oral, anal or genital sex. There are so many STIs that can affect the human body, but the above are the most popular.
Testing, Symptoms and treatment
Testing can be done in an accredited health facility. Several fluids and substances can be collected for testing which include blood, swabs or urine. Whether it is a positive or negative result be sure to follow doctors’ orders in order to live healthy and well.