Diseases or infections which are transmitted through sexual intercourse, are collectively called Sexually Transmitted Infections or venereal diseases Vd or reproductive tract infections:
It is caused by bacterium niceria. Gonorrhea and the symptoms include swelling of testicles in male and vaginal discharge. In females this disease can be treated by antibiotics penicillin.
It is caused by bacterium, chlamydia trachomatis. Symptoms in females may include vaginal discharge and painful urination. while in males main symptoms are penis discharge and swelling. In testicles the disease can be treated by some antibiotics, such as tetracycline, azithromycin.
This disease is spread by protozoa called trichomonas vaginalis. The symptoms shown by males are itching irritation inside the penis and burning sensation with urination. While in females vaginal discharge with fishy smell is the main symptom. The disease can be treated with antibiotics, such as metronidazole and tinidazole.
This is caused by bacterium herpes simplex virus. The symptoms in both males and females which are formation of blisters in mouth, lips and over the face and high fever may occur. The disease is treated by penicillin.
This is caused by bacterium, human papilloma virus or Hpv symptoms in both males and females, which include discharge, itching, bleeding and burning sensation of reproductive organs. This disease is treated by trichloroacetic.
Aids is an acronym for acquired immune deficiency syndrome which is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus or Hiv. Aids is the final stage of Hiv infection, where the immune system is severely weakened and can no longer fight diseases or certain types of cancer.
Sexually transmitted infections or STI's are quite common in young people and usually associated with not using condoms when having sex. It's very important, that a young person be aware of this and be checked for sexually transmitted infections, in particular, if they're not using condoms. Sexually transmitted infections sometimes have symptoms such as burning, itching and discharge, but can occur without any symptoms at all. And that's why it's very important, that several times a year a young person who's sexually active, get tested. Testing is through the urine and it is very easy and painless. You should see a specialist.
Sexually transmitted infections or STI's are quite common in young people and usually associated with not using condoms when having sex. It's very important, that a young person be aware of this and be checked for sexually transmitted infections, in particular, if they're not using condoms. Sexually transmitted infections sometimes have symptoms such as burning, itching and discharge, but can occur without any symptoms at all. And that's why it's very important, that several times a year a young person who's sexually active, get tested. Testing is through the urine and it is very easy and painless.
Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being In regards to sexuality it is so much more than just the absence of disease or dysfunction. But it is important to learn how to lower your risk for contracting an STI. STI's are really common one in every two adults will get one in their lifetime. Some of them are treatable and unfortunately, some of them are not so. Some of symptoms:
In some cases you may actually see an initial painless sore appear in or around your genital area. Testing for STI's is really important, because you may actually have an STI without any symptoms, so you wouldn't really know, unless you get tested.
Your provider may order a few various tests to check for STI's. The most common ones are a genital swab, a urine sample or a blood test. But if you are reporting instances of oral sex or anal sex, they may also choose to order a throat swab or a rectal swab. So the Cdc recommends that every sexually active adult be tested at least once per year, and they may actually recommend more frequent testing if you are someone that has multiple sexual partners at a time, or if you're a man who has sex with other men. Now that you know a little bit about what testing looks like let's talk about how you can sort of lower your risk for contracting those STI's in the first place. So I'm gonna talk about six different things.
The first thing we recommend are just barrier protection. These are things like condoms, or internal, or female condoms, or dental dams.
The second thing that we recommend is just limiting the amount of partners that you have so the more sexual partners you have the more risk that you're carrying.
The third thing that we'd recommend is just communicating with your partners about sex. I know it can be a little awkward when you are getting in the mood with someone to stop and talk about The last time they've been tested for STI's that's why we recommend actually doing it before any of that happens, so you're both on the same page.
The fourth thing that we recommend is if you are going to use any sex toys while you're engaging in sexual activity. Make sure that you don't share them and then learn how to properly clean them after you are done.
The fifth thing is that if you're choosing to use alcohol and other drugs while engaging in sexual activity, sometimes those can make people choose to do things that they might otherwise not choose to do, if they were not using those alcohol and other drugs. We recommend that you would limit your usage of those before or during sex.
And the last thing we recommend is just to get tested more frequently. I know, it can be scary or embarrassing to get tested, but sometimes because some of STI's show no symptoms, you won't know until you get tested. So make sure that you're getting in touch with your provider, if you think you've had a possible exposure to an STI.