Diseases that are transmitted by any form of intercourse are classified as sexually transmitted diseases.
Hundreds of people every day get affected by these sexually transmitted diseases without even knowing about it. And even if people know that they are affected, they don’t speak about it, especially because of the stigma associated with these sexually transmitted diseases. However, most people only know about the common STDs and have no idea about the many other diseases which can have severe symptoms and consequences in the end. It is important to make sure you are safe from other STDs, so you could also consult with your local clinic from a STD testing kit.
But for now let’s take a look at the STDs that you should keep an eye out for.
The usual symptoms of this disease are feeling a burning sensation while urinating, along with abnormal genital discharge. This condition can occur, irrespective of gender. It can lead to pain during sex, back pain, nausea, and intense, abnormal pain if not treated as soon as it is detected.
One of the most life-threatening diseases in the world is AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). As the name suggests, the Immunodeficiency virus is behind this deadly disease. This is an STD as it can spread by bodily fluids, which consist of saliva, sperm and also vaginal discharge.
While most people know that AIDS might end your life if you are affected by it, they should also know that preventing the spread of this disease is also easy – you only need to use condoms during sex.
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is rather common, and it has been found that almost 1/4th of the entire women population is affected by this sexually transmitted disease. Also, around half of the total population has HPV. The most common symptoms of HPV is wart growth.
4. Genital warts
The human papillomavirus is responsible for this disease. Condyloma is the most common symptom of this disease. These warts appear on the skin and can spread throughout the body.
5. Hepatitis B
You have probably heard of Hepatitis B, and you also probably know that although it can be sexually transmitted, it is mainly spread through infected needles. While it won’t change the genitals, it can cause a lot of damage to the liver.
Gonorrhoea is a deadly bacterial STD. For males, the usual symptom is an abnormal white, green or yellow discharge from the penis, and they might even experience pain while urinating. However, for women, there are no symptoms at all.
Syphilis is another serious sexually transmitted disease, and a spiral bacteria is responsible for this. It can even prove to be life threatening if not treated at the right time.
8. Public lice
We all know what lice are – they reside under the hair. Typically, lice are usually found on the scalp and can be removed quite easily. However, you might catch public lice through sexual transmission. These parasites feed on blood and are usually found in public hair, but can also be found in other hairy places as well such as chest hair, eyelashes, etc.
Women are affected by this STD, where the symptoms include heavy discharge and accumulation in the vagina. Small parasites residing in the vagina are responsible for this disease.
Almost everyone knows about herpes. Its common symptoms are sores which grow in the genital areas. However, it can also develop around the mouth too. There is no treatment for herpes till now, so once you catch it, there is nothing you can do to get rid of it.
These are the top 10 sexually transmitted disease that you should be aware of. You should be careful when having intercourse and ensure that you always choose protected sex to keep yourself safe. Hope you have found this article useful, and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family.