WHICH ARE THE CAUSES OF STD?
– Instability in ones love life and especially occasional affairs
– Improper hygiene
– Certain sexual practices, such as anal-genital relations, which favor the appearance of the germs
The spread of the STD is favored by the fact that they are not easily perceptible, nor visible. For this reason, such a disease may be ignored for a while.
Moreover, some diseases such as Chlamydial infections pass by unnoticed, and this makes them more contagious.
HOW DOES A STD MANIFEST?
– Abundant vaginal discharge, with powerful odor and unusual color
– Irritation causing itching of the vulva and of the vagina
– Burning sensation in the genital area and the need to urinate frequently
– Pain during intercourse
– The inguinal ganglions become swollen
– Pimples or ulcerations in the genital area
– Pain in the lower abdomen
– Lumbar pain, accompanied by fever
– Hemorrhages outside the menstruation
– Infections of the uterus (endometriosis) and of the trumps
WHAT SHOULD WE DO IF WE DISCOVER WE HAVE A STD?
From the first perceivable signs we have to:
– Abstain from any sexual rapports
– Alert your lover (or in some cases lovers), so that the disease does not spread. STDs are no longer considered shameful diseases, and therefore we have to see the doctor and treat them as soon as possible
– Your lover (lovers) should follow the same treatment as that prescribed by your doctor. You may ask the doctor about a treatment for your lover as well
– Follow the prescriptions of the doctor to the slightest and apparently most insignificant detail. Follow the treatment on the whole duration the doctor recommended, even if the symptoms no longer appear.
The treatment of the STDs, except for AIDS is generally simple and it works more effectively if we begin the treatment right after the appearance of the symptoms.
HOW TO PROTECT OURSELVES AGAINST A STD
– Limit/reduce the number of your sexual partners
– Adjust your sexual behavior to your life-style. If you are single and you have several lovers, you obviously need to be quite protective. Therefore use condoms whenever you decide to make love, as the condoms are the best protection against STDs, especially AIDS. So, carry them around with you.
– Make sure your hygiene is good. Wash daily, and especially after making love
– Avoid the alternance of anal and genital intercourse during the same sexual act, as this helps the germs from the intestine get into your vagina
WHICH ARE THE MAIN GERMS RESPONSABILE FOR STDs?
– Fungus: Candida albicans, responsible for candidiasis and mycosis
– Parasites: Tricomonas vaginalis, responsible for trichomoniasis
– Bacteria: Neissers gonococcus, Chlamidia trachomatis, and mycoplasma
– Viruses: Herpes simplex, Papillomavirus, and HIV
These infectious germs are the most significant and are quite different from one another. A STD caused by bacteria is treated differently from a STD caused by a virus. Therefore, it is compulsory that you do the lab tests required to see what disease you have.