You might think that with increased awareness of sexually transmitted diseases that numbers of those infected would be falling. Actually numbers are increasing in most of the diseases. STD clinics report that Chlamydia shows the biggest increase in incidents, with genital warts not too far behind. Herpes has also been on the increase in the last few years. The only STD that shows a downward trend is gonorrhoea.
The reason for the increase in STDs is likely to be two things. Firstly, people are more aware, and are therefore seeking to have an STD test. Lastly, people always think that it will never happen to them, and therefore engage in risky behaviour. The knowledge that they can get treated means that they are potentially less likely to worry than if STDs were incurable. The fact that they might get HIV/AIDS is unlikely to occur to them. This is worrying because if caught early HIV can be treated so that it doesn’t develop into AIDS. Here at samedaydoctor STD clinic we can test you for HIV 28 days after contact with a high degree of accuracy. You will also be able to get your results within four hours.
It is important to be aware of the damages STDs can do to you, so that you are more inclined to take precautions. Chlamydia, being the most common of STDs, can leave you infertile, and often has no symptoms at all. The same can be said of Gonorrhoea, and whilst genital warts aren’t going to leave you infertile. They can be very uncomfortable, not to mention very unsightly. The can also be very irritating, and so could make your work or school life very uncomfortable. It only takes on careless sexual encounter to contract a range of sexually transmitted diseases, so you must be cautious at all times.