There are many preventive measures that one can take to avoid getting a sexually transmitted deasease. Most of the deasease are transmitted through sex but not all of them. The biggest group to end up with a STD is teenagers and young adults. Teenage girls think that because they are on the pill, they do not have to worry about using protection; however, this is not the case. While the pill will and can stop you from becoming pregnant if taken on a regular basis, it will not stop you from getting a sexual disease.
One way to guard against having an STD deasease is to not have sexual intercourse. Abstinence is your only defense against having a disease that you can only get by having intercourse. If you must have intercourse, make sure that you always wear a condom. Some people think that condoms will not provide enough of a feeling when having sex, but having a loss of feeling is better than having a disease. If you do get an STD, the test for males can be very painful. You will also be given a shot and a round of antibiotics. For women and girls, a STD can cause pain when they urinate. It can also cause cramps in the stomach. Using a condom will help to ward off any chance of you getting an STD. Sexually transmitted deasease are not only transmitted through sex. You can also get cold sores, which is a form of herpes. The way to avoid one of these diseases is to make sure you are not sharing a drink with people. If you do share, make sure to use a straw. It is not sanitary to share a drink with anyone else. STD’s are not the only deasease that you can get. You can also get strep throat and mono from sharing drinks with another person. Sleeping around with people is also causing young girls to end up with HPV, which is human papilloma virus, and can cause cervical cancer. Cervical cancer often has very few symptoms in the early stages and many girls do not know that they have it. One of the ways to avoid this is by using condoms when having sex. There are plenty of safe measures that one can take to avoid getting an STD.
The top three deasease that you can get are Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis. Out of the three Chlamydia is the most treatable, but can usually present with little or no symptoms. Symptoms in females will include pain when urinating, vaginal itching and a discharge. Having these symptoms does not mean you have Chlamydia you could have another infection. Gonorrhea also known as the clap is a bacterial infection. Men will get a discharge from their penis. Gonorrhea can also infect the throat and treatment will depend on where gonorrhea is located. Having gonorrhea in the throat makes it harder to treat. Most people will have to go back within three months to be checked again and see if they are clear of the deasease. Syphilis if left untreated can cause serious complications to the one infected. It also increases your risk of getting HIV/AIDS.
Tips and comments
Protecting yourself is the safest way to avoid an STD. Some safe measures you can take are:
Not have unprotected sex even if on the pill.
Not sleeping with other people.
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