What Men Need to Know About STDs

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So the Question is Do you know What is STDs ? STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, basic definition of STD says that , infections transmitted during intercourse is STD, is that all ? !! many people know the basic thing but there are multiple ways through which you can get STDs.
Are you less aware about STDs that how they get into your systema in what ways you can treate them and become healthy again or what will happen if they are left untreated !!


What Men Need to Know About STDs
What Men Need to Know About STDs

Lets Talk The Facts First.

  • STDs can be transmitted during any kind of sexual activity it does not need to be penetration only.
  • Some STDs can be cured with a course of antibiotics, while other persist and are not curable.
  • Chlamydia has been dubbed 'The Silent Infection' as it often has no or only very mild observable symptoms.


  • Around 25-50% of all male chlamydia cases go completely unnoticed.



  • 20 million new STD infection occur each year.and thats a huge number big reason to worry and to spread awarness.

  • People aged from 15 to 24 accounts for about 50% of those newly infected persons across the globe.
 

Above stats and have been take from the source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Science behind STDs.

  1. STDs can be caused by different kinds of microorganisms, which includes viruses, bacterias and parasites.
  2. Sexually transmitted viral infections include human papillomavirus(HPV), Human Immunodeficiency virus(HIV), Herpes Simplex virus(HSV), Hepatitis B and C, and Human herpesvirus-8(HHV-8). All these viruses are responsible for STDs.
  3. Sexually Transmitted bacterial infection includes syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia all these bacteria are major bacteria which can cause STDs.
Below is the pictorial info about all the Science behind it which will help you in sharing and making loved onces aware about it.

What Men Need to Know About STDs
Why it is important for us to become more concerned about this rise of infection spread across the globe, It has been seen that if it is not check then according to studies STDs will be the only health battle humans have to fear for thier extinction. Lets check out the Concerns.

The Concerns:
  • Reported cases of 3 STDs -chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis has been seen they it have growth in the numbers of infected cases in 2014 as compared to 2006.
  • Now more scary thing is that syphilis it self has shown a growth of 15.1% since 2013 and yes thats a huge jump and a matter of big concern as well.
  • People have this misbelief that Gay people can't have STDs, if you are among those people then 'think again' , because 51% of gay and bisexual men diagon with syphilis in 2014 were also reported HIV positive.
  • Gay men using apps to find partners 23% more likely to have gonorrhea and 35% more likely to have chlamydia than those who met online or clubs.

Now lets see what is the major causes and reason for this rise in the STDs infected people and why it can rise even more.
  • Higher prevalence of infection with in sexual networks increases the likelihood of acquiring a STD with each sexual encounter.
  • Lack of access to quality health care.
  • Homophobia leading to lack of intelligence gathering by indivisuals.
  • Stigma associated with admission of having these STDs.
  • Social dominance of online dating sites and apps.
  • Abstinency-only education programs leading to misinformation regarding condoms.
  • Lack of resources at state and local level to conduct contact tracing and offer appropriate prevention and treatment services.
So these are the basic and major one but there are other reasons too but not that important.

I'm only one shouting about it or other are into it also so let me give you some expert opinions in this topic.All these opinions are experts and not formulated by me in any sense.

Expert opinion on rise of STDs cases


So you can check out the above picture which reflets the expert opinions on rise of STDs cases.

So how dangerous STDs can be ? or most appropriate question is What are the Symptoms of STDs ? So I'm about to tell you the symptoms and Dangers related to most viral STDs which the bacterial onces.

What are the Symptoms of STDs caused by Syphilis ?

Primary Stage:
  • Within 3 weeks of exposure but can range from 10 to 90 days, A person is highly contagious during this stage.
  • In men, a sore often appears around the genital are usually(but not always) on the penis. The sore might be painless.
  • A sore may also appear in the area of body other than genitals.
  • The sore usually last for 3 to 6 weeks, heals without treatment, and may leave a slight scar. However a person can still pass the infection to others.
Secondary Stage:
  • Charactarized by a that appears 2 to 12 weeks after sore develops.
  • A person is highly contagious during secondary stage.
  • A rash often develops on the body and can include the palms of the hand and foot sometimes.
  • Moist sore that look like warts may be present.

The Dangers related to STDs caused by syphilis.

If left untreated, syphilis can affect the brain and nervous system(neurosyphilis), leads to visual impairments, and cause stroke and dementia.

What are the Symptoms of STDs caused by Chlamydia ?

Below is the list of symptoms which can be seen if you are infected with chlamudia bacterial infection.

  • Likely to appear in 1 to 3 weeks of exposure.
  • White, cloudy and watery discharge from the penis.
  • Discomfort and burning sensation while urinating.
  • Inflammation, tenderness and pain around the testicles.
  • (the following symptoms can be also seen in case of chlamydia infection depending upon how it was transmitted)
  • Rectal pain, Discharge and bleeding.
  • Conjunctivitis .
  • Throat Infection.
The Danger
If left untreated, chlamydia in men can damage sperm, cause reproductive tract scarring, and infected men are more likely to experience rheumatological conditions, conjunctivitis, inflammation of the urethra, and reactive arthritis.


What are the Symptoms of STDs caused by Gonorrhea ?

Now lets check out the symptoms which can be observed if you are infected with gonorrhea bacteria.
Symptoms.

  • In men, symptoms usually ocures with in 2 to 14 days after the exposure.
  • A burning sensation during urination.
  • A white, yellow or green discharge from the penis.
  • Painfull and swollen testicles (less common)
  • Burning in the throat basically if exposure has been done because of oral activity.
  • Swollen glands in the throat because of oral sexuall activity.
The Danger:

  1. In men, gonorrhea can cause some serious pain in the tube attached to the testicles.
  2. In rare cases this can cause a man to be sterile.
  3. Rarely, if untreated gonorrhea can spread to blood and joint which can be life-threatening.
  4. Untreated gonorrhea person is at high risk of spreading or having a HIV.
So now you know that what are the symptoms and what danger they carry if you leave it untreated. so If you are having multiples issues related to any of the above mentioned symptoms then Please I beg you don't feel shy contact to your doctor before its too late because life is beautiful so come out and speak about it and make your self healthy once again.

Prevention Measures to Avoid STDs.


Is there any prevention measure you should take to avoid the spread of STDs bacteria and the infection of it ? Yes! there are steps and methods you can follow to avoid all these STDs issue. 


Prevention measures to check STDs

Now as you can see the pic above in which its depicted the major 3 things you can do to avoid aby exposure to STDs.


  • CDC recommends screening at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea for all sexually active persons.
  • Use condoms consistently and Correctly.
  • Limit the number of sex partners and know their sexual history (via verified tests).
Follow the above mentioned measure to counter the spread of STDs and HIV in men and some can be applied to women also.

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