Sexual HealthDecember 11th, 2013 by David
Nearly half a million people in the UK are diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) every year, but the incidence is said to be far higher, due to ‘silent’ symptoms rendering them undiagnosed and therefore untreated – which is the very reason why they are on the rise…
Gone untreated, STI’s can be the cause of impotence, infertility and even death; therefore it is of the utmost importance to monitor your sexual health frequently.
Sexually transmitted infections are spread from individual to individual via sexual activity. Such infections include bacteria, virus and even parasites. Others include HIV and syphilis, which can be passed on via non-sexual contact including blood transfusions or even from a mother to her unborn child during pregnancy.
Young adults are at greatest risk of becoming infected with an STI as they are most likely to have unprotected sex with multiple partners.
Common STI’s such as Chlamydia, and even HIV typically carry no obvious symptoms, meaning they can spread very quickly when left untreated.
sores characterise the STI syphilis but these can be easily missed. The genital herpes virus typically has few initial symptoms therefore an alarming 80% of people carrying it are not aware of the fact.
STI symptoms can arise months after contraction, therefore allowing a significant window of time to spread amongst multiple sexual partners. This includes infections such as genital warts.
Using a condom is an important precaution to take however this does not reduce the risk of contracting parasites in the form of pubic lice, and it does not mean that you have complete protection against contracting STI’s or falling pregnant. Condoms are available for free at your local sexual health clinic.
If you have a number of sexual partners in your past or present, then it is generic cialis online recommended that you visit your local sexual health clinic for regular check-ups: A small price to pay for protecting you and your (current or future) family’s health and life.
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