A STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) is transmitted through unprotected sexual contact. There are currently more than 30 types of STDs, among the more common: herpes, genital hepatitis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis.
HIV (Human Immunity-deficiency Virus) is the best-known.
The STDs are more frequently found in youths and sexually-active individuals between the ages of 15-24 years.
How Can You Prevent Contagion From a STD?
- Using a preservative or latex condom is the most recommended and best-known method.
- Avoiding multiple sexual partners.
- If you have decided to have unprotected sex with your partner, you should take some tests to eliminate the possibility of STD contagion and to protect your health.
- Given that some STDs may be transmitted through contact with infected skin (herpes) or through oral sex (human papilloma virus), casual sexual encounters must be avoided.
What are the Consequences of a STD in Your Health?
- In women, non-detected and untimely-treated STDs can produce inflammatory pelvic disease, infertility and uterus cancer.
- In case of hepatitis the liver can be permanently damaged.
- Other diseases, like syphilis, can produce heart conditions and blindness.
- Unless proper care occurs, in time chronic aches and infertility may develop.
- An early diagnosis and antiretroviral therapy treatment largely helps to prolong life expectations in patients with HIV. Hence, a timely at Home STD Testing offers huge benefits regarding STD treatment and control.
There are currently simple and fast at home test kits for all common STDs that can comfort and inform you about your health.