You are not alone ... According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, STDs or sexually transmitted diseases will affect more than 13 million Americans each year.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Once referred to as venereal diseases, more than 20 Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) have now been identified.
- STDs affect people of all backgrounds and economic levels, and the health problems caused by STDs tend to be more severe for women than for men. 15% of American women are infertile because of an untreated STD that caused scarring of the reproductive organs.
- The rate of STDs is rising since people are sexually active at an earlier age. Nearly two thirds of STDs occur in people 25 and younger.
- Experts believe that having STDs, other than AIDS, increases one's risk for becoming infected with the AIDS virus.
- There are over 65 million people in the United States who have an incurable STD.
- HPV 16 and HPV 18, types of genital warts, account for 70% of cervical cancers. Cervical cancer is the second leading cause of death due to cancer
in women, approximately 290,000 deaths worldwide. A vaccine has been FDA approved.
- You can still be susceptible to re-infection, even following successful treatment of a curable STD.
Practice safe sex. Properly using a condom every time you have sex will significantly reduce your odds of contracting most STDs; a new latex condom or dental damn should be used for each sexual act. Latex condoms are better than nonlatex polyurethane condoms, which break up to five times more often.
Since many STDs are not symptomatic, particularly in women, many doctors recommend periodic testing for those who have more than one sex partner, even if they are having protected sex. A person, who is infected without symptoms, may still be able to pass the disease on to a sex partner.
Always ask if your sex partner ever had an STD or used intravenous drugs. Do not have sex with them if there are visible signs such as open sores, a discharge, or a rash. Be aware that cold sores are oral herpes and many people contract genital herpes from having oral sex with someone who had a cold sore.
Knowledge is power. Don't be embarrassed. Test yourself, and if your test is positive, get treatment, finish the treatment and tell your partner(s) to get tested so they can be treated. You can test yourself and your sex partner(s), in the privacy of your home with "Confidential STD Tests". Easy instructions are included in your testing kits. Names are never used.
Many STDs can be treated effectively, although some have become resistant to the drugs used to treat them, and now require newer types of antibiotics. Those who have been diagnosed with an STD should notify all sex partners and encourage them to also seek testing. Reporting requirements differ by state, but timely reporting of STDs is essential for targeting limited sources, assessing morbidity trends, and aiding authorities in the identification and treatment of infected sex partners. STD and HIV reports are maintained in strictest confidence. With limited exceptions, all adolescents in the United States can consent to the confidential diagnosis and treatment of STDs.
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National STD and AIDS Hotline:
1-800-227-8922 or 1-800-342-2437 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Herpes Hotline: 1-888-411-4377