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Most Common STDs | STDs

August 28, 2019


Statistics show that 50% of all Americans
will be diagnosed with an STI or STD by the time they reach adulthood. So that shows you
in some way how common that STI’s and STD’s are. The most common STI or STD in America
is Chlamydia and the second most common is HPV or Human papilova virus. Chlamydia is
very common, it is asymptomatic in most people which means there are no symptoms. So the
only way to know that you have it is to be tested. It is completely curable and treatable
with antibiotics. The really important thing to know about Chlamydia is if left untreated
it can cause infertility in both men and women. In women it can lead to public inflammatory
disease or PID and in men it can lead to inflammation of the apedenunas the tubes through which
the sperm will shoot out from the body. HPV is human papilova virus also known as the
genital warts is also a very common sexually transmitted infection and that is caused by
a virus. It is treatable but not necessarily curable. It is very transmissible from skin
to skin top contact. The best way to actually prevent it is to have a barrier between your
skin and someone else’s skin. Someone may transmit HPV even if they don’t have symptoms
but the things to look out for are the warts or the raised bumps on the shaft of the penis,
on the outside of the vulva or around the rectum, sometimes those look like warts, sometimes
they are flat, sometimes they are actually not visible to the naked eye and you need
to have your provider check in a different way. Sometimes they squirt a little bit of
vinegar into the vagina , around the vulva or on the shaft of penis, around the anus
in order to be able to see the HPV and they sometimes take it off in some way or give
you a cream or medication and sometimes HPV just goes away by itself . So again the two
most common sexually transmitted diseases or infections in America are Chlamydia and
HPV.

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