Sexually transmitted diseases are not as unusual as people may think. Statistics show that about 50 million people all over the world acquire sexually transmitted diseases in just a single year. With that kind of number, one would be inclined to ask what the most common STD is. Let this article give you the answers to that question, and include some details on them as well.
The first and the most common STD is called Chlamydia. However, it is one that has a cure, and has had a very high cure rate all over the world. It infects the insides of the genital area, such as the cervix in women, and the urethra in men. The main reason by which Chlamydia has qualified to be the most common STD is because the symptoms that tells a person that he or she has Chlamydia do not appear for at least a few days, to usually up until several months after acquiring the disease. So the best thing to do with this is if there is any possibility or if there is any suspicion that one has made contact with someone who has that sexually transmitted disease, is to get tested in order to ensure the absence of this common STD. Condoms are anyone’s best protection against STD, but then again, this would only protect a person in some sexual activities.
Another common STD on the list is gonorrhea, which was given the nickname “clap.” The symptoms experienced in this STD caused by a specific strain of bacteria, is very similar to those seen with Chlamydia. Even the effects experienced by people who have had this STD for a lengthy period of time are similar to those with Chlamydia. The organs that are involved in the infection are also the same. The main symptoms that a person who has gonorrhea might experience would be pain similar to a burning sensation while urinating, and pus discharges for men, and unusual discharges from the vagina in women. One other extra thing that may distinguish gonorrhea from Chlamydia is that one can also get infected by way of one’s throat through oral sex.
Syphilis is another common STD that may be difficult to manage. A person may acquire syphilis if he or she was able to come in direct contact with a sore, thus sexual activities are sure- fire ways to get this common STD. Sores will appear where the germs have come into contact with a newly infected person, such as the genital area and even the mouth area. Syphilis must be treated immediately in order to avoid further complications. Treatment of this disease and the absence of visible sores are not determinants that it has already been cured. In fact, there is a very high probability that the bacteria are still inside the body and spreading throughout. During the last stages of syphilis, though, the infected person may no longer be contagious. However, care must be taken by a woman carrying a child inside her womb, as the disease will be passed on to the unborn child.
In order to be extremely sure that you have not acquired any of these common STDs, you may want to contact your us immediately, especially if you are sexually active. You could talk to us about the different types of tests that are available and which are most accurate. An accurate diagnosis is necessary in order to help an infected person know what to expect and know how to treat their infections in order to control outbreaks and live in the best health possible.