STD Awareness

STD infections are becoming a menace in this current era.This is contributed by the irresponsible sexual activity in our society today.Due to increased concern by part of the society an STD awareness month was created at the 2009 Congressional Resolution to help in raising awareness.

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?Spread of STD is common among the youth from the age of 15 to 24.

STD can be easily tested cured, and in some cases that the disease is not curable, positive living can be of benefit to the patient. Awareness creation is aimed at educating people on everything that pertains to them. I have explained specific aspects that relate to STD below.

What are the different types of STD?

They include: Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HIV/AIDS, Genital Herpes and Warts, Chlamydia, or trichomoniasis.

About HIV/AIDS

When the name STD is mentioned HIV/AIDS is the first thing that comes to mind Unlike other STD it has no cure but can be mitigated for one to live positively with it. A the patient is given Anti Retroviral Drugs that help in reducing the effects of the disease. ARVs are the drugs given to a patient to help them normally live by controlling its effects to the body.

To prevent its spread a patient has to take the prescribed drugs, eat healthily and stay away from other infected persons sexually. Mothers can transmit this disease to their children, during blood transfusion or sex with an infected person.

the only time a mother can transmit this virus to their little one is in cases where proper medical precautions not observed.Women who is breastfeeding can only give their infant’s breast milk exclusively for six months without anything else even including water?

Be on the safe side by using condoms during sex and ensuring pregnant mothers go for anti-natal clinics and give birth in hospital to help prevent the young one.

Effects of Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is increasingly being tested positive in most STDs cases in health facilities. The good news is that most bacterium that causes it is treatable the only one that has proven resistant to medication. One needs to be tested and treated early for if it stays in the body for long, it causes infertility to all genders.Use of dental dams or condom or abstinence can help in its prevention.

Syphilis

If syphilis is not treated it can cause so much harm in the body like brain damage that may cause madness. .It can get passed from an infected person through genital sex, oral sex or anal. There are so many STIs that can affect the human body, but the above are the most popular.

Symptoms, testing at a health facility and treatment

Testing can be done in an accredited health facility. This is done once blood, urine or a swab is collected from the patient’s body. Whether it is a positive or negative result be sure to follow doctors’ orders in order to live healthy and well.

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