Sexually transmissible infections : Symptoms and how to protect yourself

Sexually transmitted diseases are mainly transmitted through condomless sexual contact with an infected person, and usually manifest through wounds, discharge, blisters or warts.

The best known are gonorrhea and syphilis. Some of these diseases may show no symptoms in both men and women. And this requires that if they have sex without a condom, they should go to the health facility for consultations with a healthcare professional periodically. These diseases, when not diagnosed and treated in time, can lead to serious complications such as infertility, cancer and even death. Sexually transmitted diseases spread mainly through non-condom sexual contact with an infected person. They can manifest through wounds, discharge, blisters or warts.

Sexual contact can be vaginal, oral or anal, and some diseases are also transmissible by blood contagion

These diseases can have local, systemic consequences or even compromise reproductive capacity. Some are easy to treat and quickly resolved. Others, however, are more difficult to treat or may remain active despite the feeling of improvement reported by patients. The main tool to combat sexually transmitted diseases is information. The more people know the various ways of sexual contagion, the greater the capacity for prevention, early combat and complete resolution, avoiding its consequences. 

The history of the existence of these diseases has existed since ancient times

References are found in Egyptian, Greek, and even biblical passages. During the 20th century, the process of discovery and isolation of the causative agents began and, with the advent of antibiotics, the fight against these diseases became more efficient. During the course of the last century, periods of worsening and increasing frequency have arisen, usually related to the diminishing of information, leading to the greatest carelessness of people. Examples of these periods are the 1960s and 1970s, with the discovery of the birth control pill and the greatest sexual freedom among young people, and the 1980s and 1990s, when cases of syphilis and gonorrhea increased in the adolescent and adult population. young people with earlier onset of sex life. The World Health Organization estimates that around 340 million cases of sexually transmitted diseases occur worldwide each year. This estimate does not include genital herpes and HPV. 


The emergence of AIDS has brought, in most developed countries, the return of concern about having safe sex, especially with the help of the media and the shocking images that were shown at the time. It is important to note that the presence of sexually transmitted diseases increases the possibility of HIV infection by up to 18 times and that this can be prevented with simple preventive measures. To this day many people believe that AIDS is a disease restricted to so-called risk groups, namely sex workers, injecting drug addicts and homosexuals. However, the epidemic has shown that no one can neglect prevention: men and women, young and old, married or single, regardless of color, race, economic status or sexual orientation. Despite the constant presence of HIV and AIDS patients, the frequency of sexually transmitted diseases continues to increase. The use of stimulant drugs, amphetamines and the increase in the number of sexual partners may be contributing to the maintenance of the high incidence rate. 

Condoms and STI

Condom use in all sexual relations is the most effective method for reducing the risk of transmission of both sexually transmitted diseases and the AIDS virus. In addition, early search and proper treatment by specialist professionals is essential in combating these diseases and the transmission cycle. Almost four decades after the onset of the HIV crisis, South African researchers from say the spread of the virus in the country is increasingly rare, thanks to a universal health care system, political will and a campaign designed to scare the public. They also warn that the fight is not won, and that the last phase of eradicating a disease is usually the most complicated, but in the last five years the number of new infections has fallen by almost 25 percent in the country. According to a report released in July by the Kirby Institute, the infectious disease research center in New South Wales, the biggest falls are among gay and bisexual men. 

The latest advance in the Australian fight against the virus, seen as a reference model by the rest of the world, is the rapid adoption of a medication routine known as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. According to her, the patient takes one pill a day and, even without the use of condoms, has guaranteed almost one hundred percent the effect on preventing HIV contraction. 

11 thoughts on “Sexually transmissible infections : Symptoms and how to protect yourself”

  1. A friend of mine decided he would play around on his girlfriend and wound up getting herpes from his one night stand, and then passed it on to his girlfriend. After that, what was even worse was the girlfriend decided to stay with him.

  2. My friend got HIV from his girlfriend. She cheated on him multiple times and he got HIV. Now he is in trouble and he is going to die sooner than he should normally

  3. After getting a sexually transmitted disease when I was a teenager, I have opted to use protection even in the most inconvenience times because it just isn’t worth the risk.

  4. In my senior year of high school, I lost my virginity. I had sex with a few guys and by the time of my graduation, I knew something was not right down there. I went to the doctor th day of graduation and found out I had BV and chlamydia. I was so embarrassed and mad.

  5. I had sex with this girl in the portal of a shop during the night when I was still quite young. She really wanted to even though I was embarrassed. The next day I woke up feeling an itch at my crotch. The doctor prescribed antibiotics in the end, which made it go away.

  6. My friend got genital herpes when she was a groupie following a band on tour. She said it wasn’t really that bad, but it can never be cured. I was still scared to use her hot tub.

  7. I got chlamydia from my girlfriend. She had been cheating on me at the time and I did not notice. After I had acquired the disease I got tested and my girlfriend denied any type of cheating. This was false however as you can tell. Thankfully, chlamydia is very curable so I was not in any danger. I was able to cure the disease after taking a few doses of antibiotics.

  8. Sometimes contracting sexually transmitted disease just happens. Despite all the precautions and knowledge we often have, there are times where you just carried away in the heat of the moment and you throw all your caution away. I have contracted chlamydia in the past. I got it from a girl I have a very casual relationship with. Fortunately, this was easy to treat with antibiotics, and there were no long term effects.

  9. I noticed some warts near my thighs and though nothing of it, until later when even more started appearing. This got me really worried. When I looked online I learned that this might be HPV. I have to a couple of people to message…

  10. A Healthcare provider can adviser on which STDs you should be tested for and how often . a common sexually transmitted infection marked by genital pain . Symptoms usually go away with in 2-3 weeks , even faster if you are treated with medicine.The sores usually scab over and hell .

  11. i got Herpes in college. I was devastated but tried to catch up on what it was all about. I sought treatment right away and fortunately my outbreaks weren’t as prevalent as others. When I started living with my girlfriend, she was supportive. Even when I had an outbreak, we had an active sex life as we had always incorporated bondage and discipline into our relationship. With one or the other of us tied up, we had as much satisfaction without actual contact.

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