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Syphilis can be a
devastating disease, and it has made its presence known in the STD world.
At least 50,000 cases of syphilis occur every year, and I believe I more
go unreported and untreated. Syphilis is a bacterial infection passed on
through sex that causes sores and rashes. If left untreated, it can cause
serious problems in the long run. Chlamydia is the most
common of all the STD's, and it often produces no symptoms and one usually
doesn't even know they have it, until it is too late. When Chlamydia goes
untreated, in males it is nothing more that an irritation, but in Women,
it can be devastating. If the disease spreads into the reproduction
anatomy, it can cause PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) which can cause
infertility or ectopic pregnancies (when the fertilized egg develops in
the fallopian tubes) this is very dangerous and if it happens can rupture
the tubes and cause serious damage even death.
Crabs is a nasty
infestation of Pubic Lice. The thing is, it is really not a STD. The can
be transmitted by all sorts of physical contact. Crabs love hair, your
scalp, underarms, chest, mustache, and pubic and if you have hair, they
will find it. The first symptoms are a horrible itch, and with closer
examination will find pimple-like bumps or a red rash. When you closely
examine the hair, the sure sign way to notice if you have crabs are the
eggs attached to the pubic hair very close to the skin.
Gonorrhea is commonly
referred to as the clap, is a bacterial infection passed during sex.
Symptoms appear in as little as 3 days, and cause a yellow discharge from
the penis, painful urination, and swelling of the penis head. In women can
cause PID and sterility, and worse than that, can cause blindness in
babies that are born with women infected by the disease. Genital herpes was the
sexual plague before the on-threat of the AIDS virus. This is a highly
contagious, incurable, sexually transmitted virus that has infected
millions of people, and claims more victims each year. Symptoms are a
tingling and inching at the site of infection. Soon the infected area has
painful ulcerated sores that heal in about 3 weeks. AIDS is the deadly disease
of the 20th century. It is the number one killer of people ages 25-44, 80%
of all AIDS victims are men, and it has claimed the lives of hundreds of
thousands of lives each year. AIDS attacks the bodies' immune system,
making the body to more likely develop other diseases like pneumonia,
tuberculosis, and even some rare cancers like Karposi's Sarcoma.