S3x education is probably the most important thing we can add to our school curriculum nowadays. People now start having s3x right from the ages of 12-14 depending on their developmental stage. There is therefore a great need to enlighten people about the various s3xually transmitted diseases (STD) that are out there. Most STDs are not fatal. They are very uncomfortable or irritating. I will try and talk about 4 of the deadly ones there are.
Fatal S3xually transmitted diseases
Lets begin, let me explain four of the reasons you need to go to the doctor when you feel you having any discomfort in your genitalia;
Gonorrhea is a common s3xually transmitted bacterial infection, and one of the most infectious. The disease can be transmitted through any s3xual contact or oral-s3xual contact with an inf3cted partner. There are about 700,000 new infections of Gonorrhea each year. The symptoms can be very similar to the symptoms of other common STDs. Many women even mistake Gonorrhea for a yeast infection. Gonorrhea can cause serious and even fatal complications if it is ignored. In women, Gonorrhea is another common cause of pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy. In men, Gonorrhea can lead to epididymitis, a painful infection of the ducts in the testicles, which can also lead to sterility. Fortunately, Gonorrhea is usually curable with antibiotics.
Syphilis is a very dangerous STD and it’s estimated that we have about 14,000 new infections per year. Syphilis is possibly the scariest STD on the list. The disease imitates so many symptoms of other diseases that it is difficult to diagnose, and during the third, latent stage of infection, the symptoms disappear. Syphilis can remain in the body for 10-20 years. Meanwhile, the bacteria attacks the internal organs, muscles, heart, brain, nerves, eyes, and joints, causing muscle spasms, loss of coordination, numbness, paralysis, brain damage, dementia, and finally death. All this damage can begin with a single small sore on the genitals, which most people might not even notice.
This is one disease that I know we all know too well. It is estimated that there are 50,000 new cases per year. However, as we all know HIV is incurable and eventually deadly. Even if it is not the most common STD, it is definitely one of the worst. The deadly effects of HIV and AIDS (as the disease progresses) come from its ability to attack and severely weaken the immune system, making the body more prone to other illnesses.
Another factor in the transmission of HIV is the pre-existence of another STD. People who already have another STD are much more likely to contract HIV. STDs that cause lesions or inflammation in the genitals provide a portal by which HIV can enter the body through blood, semen, or vaginal fluid. This is why protection during intercourse and regular testing for all STDs, not just HIV, are essential.
I decided to talk about this last because most of us do not know anything about this. Of the three common strains of the Hepatitis virus (Hepatitis A, B, and C), only Hepatitis B and C are considered to be s3xually transmitted diseases. Routine Hepatitis vaccinations for children have reduced the incidence to a barest minimum. Hepatitis C is most commonly contracted from using “dirty” needles for drug injections, while Hepatitis B is transmitted through bodily fluids and blood like HIV. Infection with Hepatitis can cause severe and deadly liver problems. So even though Hepatitis is no longer very common, it is still one of the most dangerous if not the most dangerous.
Like all s3xual education articles will end, I need to tell you that abstinence is the best form of protection we can get. If you cannot practice this till you all get married then stay put with one partner. Above all use protection at all times if you not married. STDs reduces ones level of confidence and we should all work to keep ourselves healthy.