Top 5 Most Dangerous STDs

Most Dangerous STDs

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Contracting a sexually transmitted disease is not a nice experience in any way. It can be tricky morally if you need to report it to your partner, it can be demanding financially when it comes to treatment. But most importantly, it can lead to serious health issues and in worst scenarios, death. That is why it is extremely important to do your best in preventing the diseases.

Moderation in sexual contacts, preferably having safe monogamous relation, using condoms, disposing needles after single use when taking drugs and regular medical tests are general guidelines that will help you drastically reduce the risk of contracting a STD. Here is the list of the most dangerous diseases transmitted sexually.

5. Chlamydia

Although not the most dangerous sexually transmitted disease in general, Chlamydia is one of the most widespread infections and can lead to serious consequences if not treated properly.

Anybody who practices unprotected sex can contract the infection as it is transmitted during vaginal, anal and oral contacts. However, if men act more as contractors and usually do not have any specific symptoms, women are likely to suffer from Chlamydia effects.

Chlamydia

The primary symptoms of chlamydia are abnormal vaginal discharge and pain while urinating. If you observe any of those or other uncommon sensations, do not hesitate to visit your doctor and pass all the required tests. If not treated timely and properly, Chlamydia can damage reproductive system, jeopardizing the ability to get pregnant. The infection can affect the uterus and fallopian tubes or cause pelvic inflammatory disease. Like other sexually transmitted diseases, Chlamydia can be prevented by using condoms and reducing the number of sexual partners.

4. Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a common disease, transmitted during sexual intercourse, including vaginal, anal and oral contacts. It is most popular among young people, aged 15 to 24, and can cause various genital, rectal and throat infections.

Gonorrhea has few symptoms which sometimes makes it difficult to diagnose the disease. Men may experience burning while urinating, white or yellow discharge from penis, pain in the testicles. Most women experience no symptoms at all, or may have mild painful sensations while urinating, as well as increased vaginal discharge.

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea can also cause rectal infections, accompanied by anal itching, sores, discharge or bleeding. The infection should be treated immediately otherwise it can develop serious consequences, especially in women, such as obstructing the fallopian tubes, infertility and ectopic pregnancy. Men can develop painful sensations in the testicles and, in rare cases, inability to father a child. Gonorrhea is successfully treated with antibiotics, but it is important to locate the disease on early stages.

3. Hepatitis

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are considered to be sexually transmitted diseases that lead to liver inflammation and, in serious cases, to death.

The infection is quite similar to HIV virus as long as transmission is concerned. It is usually contracted via body fluids or blood, so you can easily obtain the disease while having unprotected sex with an infected person or sharing the needles while making any injections.

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Hepatitis

Once Hepatitis is contracted, the first symptoms can include general sickness, nausea, vomiting, fever and dark-colored urine. The disease can then become chronic and have no visible effects. In serious cases Hepatitis develops into cirrhosis and can lead to liver cancer. In many countries Hepatitis vaccines have become routine practice for children and they have a close to perfect prevention record. People who have not been vaccinated, gay couples, drug users and people sharing living space with infected persons are under elevated risk.

2. Syphilis

Unless treated timely and properly Syphilis can cause serious complications and, eventually, death. Combined with the fact that the infection is hard to diagnose, it makes Syphilis one of the most dangerous diseases transmitted sexually.

Caused by Treponema Pallidum bacterium, the infection is normally contracted from the sores of an infected person during sexual intercourse, including anal, vaginal and oral sex. Syphilis is often called β€˜a great imitator’ as is hard to distinguish from other STDs. The primary symptoms are typically not abundant and may look like small sores, minor cuts or bumps, normally appearing on genitals or mouth.

Syphilis

The secondary stage involves non-itchy body rash on palms, feet or other parts of the body. The third stage, also known as latent, can develop during many years. Most symptoms go away but the infection may start developing complications, damaging different body functions. Mental and neurological problems, heart diseases, blindness and eventually death are the most common possible consequences. There is also high risk of transmitting Syphilis to new-born children from an infected mother. Like most other sexually transmitted diseases, Syphilis is best prevented by abstaining from casual sexual contacts and using condoms. Even if you follow these simple guidelines, do not hesitate to have your blood tested every now and then to make sure you are free from STDs.

1. HIV/AIDS

HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is undoubtedly the most dangerous sexually transmitted disease. Leading to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), the virus is incurable and results in severe damage to immune system and, eventually, death.

The virus itself is not lethal, however, it affects the immune system to the point that the body is unable to resist even minor infections and illnesses. The virus can be contracted via such body fluids as blood, vaginal and rectal fluids, semen, pre-semen fluid and breast milk. It is not passed through saliva or sweat. HIV is typically transmitted through sexual contacts, making it a STD, and via multi-person drug injections. Anal intercourse is the highest-risk sexual contact, which makes gay couples particularly susceptible to the virus. Vaginal sex comes next.

HIV AIDS

HIV can also be transmitted through oral sex, but only if one of the persons involved has mouth sores or cuts, or ejaculation takes place. In rare cases the virus can be contracted via deep kissing, bleeding wounds or cuts, bites, and from infected mother to newborn children. Another common way of contracting the disease is sharing needles while taking drugs or during other medical procedures, if one of the persons involved is infected.

Despite its grave consequences, HIV can be prevented relatively easy. It is usually enough to use condoms during sex and not share needles while taking drugs to prevent HIV transmission. Having a limited number of sexual partners and trusting them plays a huge part in staying healthy, too. Do STD testing every now and then. Even if you catch the disease, the earlier you find out β€” the more chances you will have.

Further Reading

  1. STD Symptoms;
  2. STD Treatment;
  3. Curable and Incurable STDs.
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14 Comments

  1. Nizza Pearl

    I have a questions that I really wanted to ask cause I notice that there’s something coming out from my vagina that really disgusting the smell..I have feelings that maybe I have a STD..there is sulotion for STD even you do in home???

  2. mwesigwa denis

    i got an STD it symptoms is like other UTIs i visted all most many hospital taking blood and ulinalysis but they gave me almost the same medicines incruding cypro and its supliments but i never got cured ifeel back pain,burning urine,less sexcual power ifinish with in 4to 5minuates please help me because igot it from some one.
    ca

  3. Lynda kay

    Hi I suffer wiv liver disease n auto immune hepatitis this is were the auto immune hepatitis attached my liver I’m on medication for it but I’m suffering wiv boils n redness of my skin which weeps a bloody n yellow fluid n they are very sore I’ve had antibiotics but they don’t make any difference as I still get them all time it’s got to the point were I’m so embarrassed of it now I can’t even Ave sex while I Ave them I’ve also been left wiv scaring n it on my private parts n I’ve also had them under my arm but I don’t get them there no more it’s just on my private now what can be causing this can you help me please thank you

  4. dokter sipilis

    When I was contracted syphilis, 1st week it started with a rash on my breast area, then later it spread to the palm of my hand, and to the bottom of my foot sole 3 days later. On the 2nd week, I noticed that my hair was falling out. Third week I was getting these headaches that wouldn’t quit. I contracted this STD in the year1989. I’m 56 years old now! I have been treated already 4 times from the year 1989 to 2015. I had a lumbar puncture in 2012. Right now I am experiencing joint pain and slight headaches. I am not sexually active now going on 9 years. πŸ™

  5. vanisha patel

    if a man that has hiv/aids and has been close not quite a full sexual contact, however you fall vey ill and continue to have stomach aches very bad, sickness due to that and headaches that can give blackout feeling and certain foods you can’t eat again that you used to what is the cause, as i don’t believe or feel its to do with love, as its never happened before being in love in the past. Especially effecting my health that badly. I have been tested for hiv/aids after 2 years of suffering with bad health due to varies other reasons, but coming to conclusion as i am aware of medicinal , skin and beauty area myself for may years as it have always kept up and known a lot due to personal interest and studied. I would really appreciate hearing from you as medicine i take gives a easy for a day or two and later if i eat something i shouldn’t i fall with very bad side effect. My diet is pretty good, and i know for my body type if i junk food i have always been fine, its odd but a genetic disorder i would say in modern day science. My dad and mum have strong genies. I have similar eating like my gran and dad more, but now my eating pattern is like my mum as i can’t it much and stomach can’t take so much. Even if i want to eat more which i could before being so sick, now i just don’t try as i don’t want to make my health worries. I am under weight for my age and health, but i have always been that way. I have gained some healthy fat which the body needs as due to stronger body bone structure as female hip area, elbow and legs as joint. I would like to get any tips or expert advice on the food area, or if there is a allergy test as i have been to GP and there isn’t anything when asked in the past. I suffer from travel sickness on the plane at times also used to in car, over the ways travelling a fair amount its gone. However due to stomach trouble and later will have more travel i don’t want to feel or have to deal with sure pain as it really drains me and all i can do is feel sick. It looks like sickness a women would have if she is expecting. I am not pregnant nor been pregnant since my illness has started, not once body has been far to weak to deal with and very unhealthy. I know i have IBS bowel problem its not a big issue at all, but being this sick is annoying me i don’t travel far as it causes such problems. I only travel max 1 hour, as i don’t want to take the risk with my health anymore. thanks vanisha patel

  6. Andy

    My mother told when I was 50 she was treated for syphilis but didn’t test herself if she was negative. She then got pregnant with me and never cared for whatever reason , to test herself while pregnant, knowing she didn’t have final results. I am not sure if she told the truth that she was treated. At birth I was infected and given penicillin. Mother told me I had little spots on my body. I ‘ve had no obvious symptoms as far as I know coming out of the fact that I was indeed infected, but I am not aware how being infected affects a human body and mind even if one is treated at birth as I obviously was. I wonder if she told me the truth. That was in the early 50’s . My mother obviously was sick mentally , she infected me on purpose…and she destroyed my life ,for my father turned on me from birth and destroyed me mentally.I was made a scapegoat. She should’ve been locked up in mental institution. But there was no consequence for her except that my father made her pay with lifetime of sadistic beatings. The family was destroyed. My father eventually killed himself. That woman was evil.

  7. kunle

    i was infected 5 years ago, they prescribed many antibiotics but all in vein. i still feel the pain and i don not know what to do. but the last doctor i visited tested me and said its staph aureus which is a very stubborn bacteria that resist antibiotics

  8. Evans Laxon

    am total confused, having undergone through treatment of STI…but no positive results…am worried totaly over my sexual life

    • Jaron

      Trust Gods way of sexuality with safety and fun in marriage; He wants to heal you and deliver and give you complete satisfaction ! Coupled with eternal life ! Your sex life now is just fleshly urges ; I’m sorry for your STD but with Jesus you can be free now and and even after death look up Romans 10 9-10 he will forgive you if you sincerely confess your wrongs and ask Him into your life

  9. Roland

    Feeling really stupid and have now contracted Gonorrhea. I’m South African. I don’t want to go to the hospital. Is it possible to get hold of the mediation at a pharmaceutical instead. Clearly knowing which of the diseases I have.???

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