Early detection of an STD is very important to help prevent the spread of the disease. This is very important for the patients overall health and well being. Many sexually transmitted diseases will not show any symptoms for all people. The earlier that these diseases are detected the better chance for a complete cure that there is and the less of a chance that they will be spread to other sexual partners that you may choose. These diseases are growing at a very rapid rate and are effecting millions of lives each year in the United States alone. Detection is the best way to slow down these sometimes silent killers. Of course safe sex is the best prevention but many times when fun and passion appears in your evening, most do not take the time to consider that they may be getting infected and that a few minutes of fun could ruin their lives.
Who Can Be Infected?
This is a very interesting question, because the only answer is anyone. Because a person has become infected with a sexually transmitted disease does not necessarily mean that they are dirty or do not take care of themselves. Any person that has had only one sexual encounter could become infected because it is many times hard to tell if your partner has a disease. When you choose to have a sexual encounter, you do not know about everyone they have slept with and who the people that they have slept with have slept with and on and on. This can be a viscous cycle and if some where in this cycle one person has an infectious disease, it is rapidly spread among all who have participated. Both men and women can be infected and pass along these diseases that are normally caused by bacterias and viruses passed along through bodily fluids. Many times symptoms will start to occur and should be a warning to sign to both men and women. More explianed here!
- An odd color or foul smelling discharge from penis or vagina
- Burning or pain when urinating
- Blisters or sores around the genital or anal area
- Rashes around the genital areas or on your thighs
- Itching or irritation
Getting an STD can be as simple as doing some passionate french kissing with an infected partner. When you have made the decision to start having sexual interaction, there then becomes the responsibility. Many women or young girls will think of the risk of getting pregnant but never take the time to realize how easy it is to get a sexually transmitted disease. Any time there is an exchange of body fluids or rubbing against an infected persons skin where there could be a sore, you are putting yourself at risk. Many health care officials are at risk daily with body fluids such as blood, urine and saliva and in today’s society must take full precautions.
In the world of free love and multiple partners, where fun is first and foremost, sexually transmitted diseases are growing and spreading rapidly. Everyone must take heed and practice safe sex even if you think someone is safe and clean. The only way that this growing problem is going to get under control is everyone take responsibility for their own actions and behavior and if you decide to live a life of free love with multiple partners, make sure and practice safe sex. Using a condom will help in many cases to keep you and your partners safe, but will not prevent the spread of all sexually transmitted diseases. Be sure to get tested yearly and watch for early signs and any STD symptoms that might occur.