Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I bet you never thought about that ....

There's always more emphasis on HIV/Aids education, which don't get me wrong, is pevital in South Africa, however, I'm sure there are more people walking around with an unwanted STD.

The rates of many STIs (also known as STDs), including HIV/AIDS, are on the rise, especially in people aged 25 and under. STIs can lead to infertility, chronic pain, or cancer. In some cases, they can be fatal. http://stisstds.sexualhealthsimplified.com/

Did you know that untreated syphlis can cause permanent blindness.

There are different types of STD/STI's like
Chlamydia - most common STI.
As many as 1 in 4 men with chlamydia have no symptoms.
An untreated chlamydia infection may spread to the uterus or the fallopian tubes, causing salpingitis or pelvic inflammatory disease. These conditions can lead to infertility and increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy.
gential warts

Gonorrhea, Anyone who has any type of sex can catch gonorrhea. The infection can be spread by contact with the mouth, vagina, penis, or anus.Not having sexual intercourse (abstinence) is the only absolute method of preventing gonorrhea
 Syphilis, Syphilis is believed to have infected 12 million people worldwide in 1999, with greater than 90% of cases in the developing world. It's 2011 do the math.

General symptoms of STI's:

Swelling in the gential area, constant inching, smelly discharged, lower abdomenal pain, sores, rashes.

*Remember STI's are not always noticable especially in females so unprotected sex can pose a serious treat.*

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