The following are the most contagious sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the world!
We’re providing you valuable education on common sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis, HIV/AIDS, herpes, HPV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, & hepatitis.
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are spread by sexual contact. Anyone who has vaginal, oral, or anal sex with another person is at risk for catching one or more STDs. Those caused by bacteria can usually be cured with antibiotics. Those caused by viruses cannot be cured, but your symptoms can be treated. Natural cures for common STDs are also available.
Signs of STDs
Early treatment can prevent many of the serious side effects of STDs. See your doctor immediately if you have any of the possible warning signs of STDs:
- Any open sores, red or white bumps or rashes, or liquid-filled blisters – no matter how small – in your genital area
- Redness or swelling in your genital area
- Any unusual change in the amount, color, smell, or consistency of your vaginal discharge
- Pain in your pelvis or abdomen, with or without nausea or vomiting
- Pain, soreness, irritation, or other discomfort during intercourse or bleeding after intercourse
- Fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, or swollen lymph nodes in your groin or neck
- Unusually severe menstrual cramps
- Recurring yeast infections or other infections
Reducing Your STDs Risks
The only way to absolutely keep from becoming infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) is to avoid sexual activities that can transmit the infection, including vaginal, oral, and anal sex. The next best preventative measure is to use a latex male or female condom every time you have sex.
There are also steps you can take to reduce your risk of contracting an STD infection:
- Know your sexual partners and limit your number of partners.
- Your partner’s sexual history is as important as your own.
- The more partners you have, the greater your risk of catching an STD.
- Use a latex condom every time you have vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Condoms lubricated with spermicides have not been shown to reduce the risk of STDs any more than other condoms.
- Use a dental dam when you engage in oral sex.
- Avoid risky sex practices. Sexual acts that tear or break the skin, such as anal sex, carry a higher risk of STDs.
Remember, always wear protection and be cautious when having sex with new partners. Once you become sexually active, periodic testing for sexually transmitted diseases is highly recommended, especially if you have more than one sexual partner.