What is STD?
Posted by Jhona Mark
A Sexually Transmitted Disease/Infection (STD/I) is a type of disease that affects the reproductive system. STDs are infections that spread from one person to another through sexual contact and bodily fluids such as blood, cervical mucus, sperm and saliva.
The common STDs are the following:
It is a disease that infects the Genital Tract such as the Vagina and Urethra. The first signs of disease are subtle, such as cramps and sight discharge, which is why most people who have Chlamydia are not aware they have it. Symptoms of this Reproductive Disease will increase and, within three weeks, may become noticeable. The most common symptoms are Painful Urination, constant discharge, Abdominal Pain and Painful Intercourse.
It is a type of Reproductive Disease that also affects the Genital Tract. Once a person is exposed to the Disease, symptoms typically occur within 10 days. However, it is common for a person to not show any sign of the disease until months of exposure. The most common signs and symptoms of Gonorrhea are a thick discharge that is either cloudy or bloody, Painful Urination, the Urge to Urinate often and Pain during Intercourse.
It is caused by Herpes Simplex Virus and develops on the genitals of males and females. This disease is very contagious and can easily spread to others even without an active outbreak. The first sign of Disease is Pain or Tingling in the Genital Area .Several days later, small red bumps will appear. It is not uncommon for these bumps to turn open sores, specially if the person infected with Genital Herpes has been itching the area. The bumps will eventually ooze and then form a scab. Once an outbreak occurs, the time from initial bumps to the scabbing is usually several weeks. During this period, the person may experience flu-like symptoms such as Headaches, Fever and Fatigue. He may also experience painful urination.
It is sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by Bacterium Treponema Pallidum. It has often been called "the great imitator" because many of the signs and symptoms are indistinguishable from those other disease.