Sex can be a great experience but has its risks that should be mindful of. Most people concern themselves more with the pregnancy risk, but the reality is that catching an STD is far more serious today than ever before.
transmitted diseases should be taken very seriously, as getting
treated for them early makes a huge difference in additional
complications. However, STD signs are not quite so easy to spot, with
many of them mimicking other health conditions. And, in some cases,
you may never even have the usual symptoms of an STD. This can make
it hard to identify and treat the disease early.
Yes, it’s possible that the chills you’ve been feeling could be
to something else entirely, but it’s also a possible sign for STDs.
An STD is an infection, which means a fever is not uncommon to have
happened. If you have a persistent fever, it’s time to have a
doctor check out for the reason why.
People with herpes may have flu-like symptoms two to 12 days after
For women, if you notice bleeding between your periods, you could
have an STD like chlamydia.
Gonorrhea tends to cause an anus to feel itchy (usually the case if
you have anal sex with an infected partner).
Joint pain could be from your day-to-day activities, or it could be
from your overactive lifestyle. However, if you’re not very active
and still experience joint pain, you may want to find out if you have
an STD. Chlamydia can cause reactive arthritis in some people.
Sex is not designed to be painful but pleasurable. So, if you’re
experiencing painful sex for some time, it may be time to talk to
It’s not unheard of to have an STD in your throat, so if you have a
sore throat that includes swollen, burning or painful glands and you
have difficulties swallowing foods, you may want to get tested for gonorrhea.
If you feel sick to your stomach or it’s painful all the time, you
could be suffering from an STD.
Weight Loss –
If you’re not intentionally trying to lose weight or have lost a
lot of weight too fast, it could be your body trying to fight off an
infection such as an STD.
If you have a discharge, you could have chlamydia. If it’s green or
yellow in color, get immediate treatment from your doctor.
Are you experiencing cramps that appear to be getting worse with
time? Then be sure to talk to your doctor and get an STD test to
determine if that’s the cause.
real problem with STDs though is that many people could be
asymptomatic, meaning there are no symptoms of a disease. According
to a report, about 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men who have
chlamydia don’t know they have it because they have no outward
is why it’s important to get tested once a year or every three to
six months if you have a new partner or engage in risky sexual behavior.
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New research has found that exposing chlamydia to the gut could protect against a possible infection in the genital tract. Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases that can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
Genital herpes is a type of sexually transmitted disease. Its occurrence results in genital sores which breaks open and oozes fluid. Genital sores are extremely painful. Genital herpes affects about 14 percent of adults whose ages range between 14 and 49.
Dalhousie University developed a mobile game that looks to teach African youth about STDs. The game, called STD Pong, was created after the well-known arcade game but involves African characters and storyline, educating the youth about nine kinds of sexually transmitted diseases and how they can protect themselves from a sexually transmitted infection.