common sexually transmitted diseases symptoms

Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases for Men and Women

Many men and women believe that if they had a sexually transmitted disease, they would certainly know about it. Though most sexually transmitted disease (STD) cause signs and symptoms, many can be mistaken for various reasons. It is important to know the symptoms and risks of STDs as they are passed from one person to another during unsafe sex or genital contact. You may visit a reputed clinic in London for sexual health check on routine intervals and know if you are a victim of any STDs. Some sexually transmitted diseases for men and women include:

Human Papillomavirus or HPV

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease that every individual will have to face during some point. There are nearly 40 kinds of HPV that may spread sexually that can occur due to anal, oral or vaginal sex as well as skin to skin contact.

Usually, HPV does not have any symptom and your body will get rid of them. However, some of them may lead to genital warts. Others can cause infection to the throat and mouth. Few can cause throat, cervix, penis or mouth cancer.

There are 3 vaccines such as Cevarix, Gardasil, Gardasil-9 that protect against cancers. Both Gardasil-9 and Gardasil care for anal cancer, vaginal cancer and genital warts. Young women within the age group of 11 to 26 and young men in their 11 to 21 usually get the vaccine for HPV.

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is another common sexually transmitted disease that is spread due to anal or vaginal sex however, it can also occur through oral sex. Sometimes, you will find odd discharge from your penis or vagina or burning or pain at the time of peeing. Only 50% of men and 25% of women suffer from these symptoms.

This disease can be treated with antibiotics. After getting treated, you need to retest after three months even if your partner has cured completely. Make sure you avail sexual health services in London at a reputed clinic for keeping a track of any susceptible STDs.

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a bacterial sexually transmitted disease that occurs when there is abnormal discharge from penis, vagina or pain or burning sensation when you pee. Men who suffer from gonorrhea get these symptoms, but only 20% of women get this disease. The disease can be treated by taking antibiotics.

Syphilis

Syphilis is an STD that has four stages. The first one is a sore that appears like ingrown hair, cut or harmless bump. The next stage begins with rash marks on the body and then sores in your anus, mouth and vagina. The symptoms usually disappear in the third or fourth stage. This stage may last for several years or your entire life.

Only 15% of people with untreated syphilis will develop the last stage. In this stage, it causes nerve and organ damage and even brain problems. Your doctor may suggest antibiotics for treating the disease. The earlier sexual health check up begins, the fewer antibiotics you will require for them to work.

Apart from the ones discussed above, HIV is the virus for AIDS that gets transmitted through bodily fluids such as breast milk, blood, vagina; fluids and semen. It may occur when you have unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse with your infected partner. It can also take place by sharing needle with an infected person. However, you cannot get HIV by kissing or due to saliva.

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