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The Most Common Sexuallytransmitted Diseases


To commence this article, it is important to know what is meant by sexuallytransmitted diseases so that we can be in a position to know what specific we are dealing with. Sexuallytransmitted diseases are known in short as STDs and they are simply diseases that can be spread through sexual contact. It is therefore very important for anyone who is planning to be sexually active to know the common issues that are related to these diseases beforehand. It is important to know the common diseases in order to take the necessary precautions needed especially for all those people who are sexually active. Read on to learn more about the common sexuallytransmitted diseases that are there today and need one to be careful so that they cannot contact the diseases.

Some of the common sexually transmitted diseases include the following: Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Genital herpes, Chlamydia, Hepatitis B, Trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis among others. It is important to note that the above mentioned common sexually transmitted diseases can easily infect those people who are sexually active. It is therefore important to take the necessary precaution required especially when it comes to sex issues by using protection all times to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases from one person to the other.


It is believed that gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases that happen to attack people who are sexually active. As such, there are some communities that are equipped with resources that they can use in order to help people cope with the situation they are in.

It is important to note as well that gonorrhea even though it is among the most common sexuallytransmitted diseases, it can be cured through the use of aggressive antibiotic treatment. Even though the complications that come with the disease may happen to linger making it challenging for a person to cope, the treatment can play a major role in helping out.


Syphilis is yet other common sexually transmitted diseases though it is not severe compared to gonorrhea. It is an infection that is caused by bacteria and is easily transmitted through sexual contact.

It is mostly identified because it has an ability of manifesting itself on the genitals, mucous membranes and on the skin as well. In other cases, it can easily spread on the other parts of the body. It is important to note that this disease can easily be treated but if you leave it for a long time without attending to it, it can become serious and can even cause death in the long run.

Hepatitis B

This is one of the common sexuallytransmitted diseases and comes with a virus that results to liver inflammation where about five – ten percent of people are infected. The virus is easily transmitted through fluids such as vaginal secretions, blood, semen, tears and saliva among others. It is believed that the infection is adverse especially in every time of the year and is most common to people who engage in sex without protection. To prevent it, it is important to use protection at all times.

By Raphael Raphael, published at 02/13/2012
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