Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s)

An STD is a short form employed for the ailment of sexually transmitted diseases. This ailment as the name suggests is passed amongst the living beings as a result of sexual contact. It falls in the genre of a venereal ailment.

Further the usage of the phrase STI that is short for the sexually transmitted infections, which involve the transmission of infections instead of the disease itself, is also at times employed in alternation to the phrase of STD. It makes a particular mention to both infections and their symptoms the reason behind this being that in numerous cases people do not detect its presence until they start showing the indications.

They are commonly transferable through the mucous membranes such as the male reproductive organ and the mouth. This is the chief cause behind the possible transmission of these diseases via sexual contact rather than the non sexual modes such as cuddling or holding hands.

Amongst the most popular diseases that are transmitted via sexual contact aids is the most common. Some other transmittable sicknesses via this route include a couple of hepatitis forms and HPV to name a few. Sometimes several of them create certain viruses and infections that last and weaken the immune system in such a way that it becomes prone to several other ailments that are can so occupy the immune system that other diseases become more easily passed.

If at all possible, in cooperation with each other the partners should get themselves tested before engaging in sexual activity. Though it lowers the risk considerably there are still several infections that do not present themselves in the tests and their identification is impossible. Further numerous diseases of this genre are at present incurable and researches are being conducted to find a possible cure. In spite of rising understanding amongst the people around the globe this ailment is still on the rise.

Sarfaraz was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, surrounded by traffic and technology. He writes mostly about diseases, the storybooks, futuristic columns, mysteries, as he likes to call it. He enjoys writing for web.

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What Else You Must Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Sexually transmitted diseases, commonly known as STDs, are diseases that can be transmitted through sexual interactions with persons already infected with it. These diseases are also known as sexually transmitted infections (STI) or venereal diseases (VD). STDs are also known to spread by means of child birth and breastfeeding. Although many diseases such as the common cold or influenza can spread through sex, they are not called a sexually transmitted disease because sex is not the main vector of these diseases.

Well known for the past 100 years, STDs are a major challenge to present day health care. Because of its infectious nature, persons infected with sexually transmitted diseases are growing everyday in number. This geometric growth of infected persons has persuaded the government of different countries into taking necessary actions such as growing social consciousness.

There are a large number of known STDs and they all are different in nature. These diseases are the effect of various type of germ infections, namely bacterial, viral, fungal etc. Even there are parasites and protozoa STDs. While most of the STDs are treatable and curable, some are not. Of the later group, HIV (Human Immuno Virus) or AIDS is a big example. Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia are some of the bacterial STDs, while HIV, Herpes, Hepatitis A, E and C are viral.

Symptoms of STDs can not be listed as the term STD refers to a group of diseases. Every such disease has its own symptom. But it often occurs that a person infected with a sexually transmitted disease is unaware of it. A person may never feel sick or may never show any symptom towards a sexually transmitted disease and may still be infected.

Sometimes the case may also be that a person who may have an STD is too reluctant to admit it. It is so unfortunate because not only those persons are hard to detect, they make it easier for another person to get infected.

While treatment of an STD depends on the particular disease and may or may not be an easy job to do, prevention of these diseases is easier. Sexually transmitted diseases can be prevented by as simply as practising safe-sex, meaning that one should always use a condom if unsure of his/her partner’s sexual history.

Today governments and NGOs of many poorly developed countries are trying hard to make condom use popular, while in developed countries like the USA, various posters and advertisements are being used to put an end to this dangerous spread of an STD by increasing awareness. Introducing sex education in school syllabus may be another way to act against these diseases.