The crazy, obsessive thing called sex
The sexual act in itself is a matter of perception. For some, it is a means to channelize and purge the excessive energy that is generated within the body. For the creative and poetic mind, it is metaphorically a work of art. For the sentimentalists, it is a means to express love. Amidst all this, what we often tend to forget is the need to retain overall bodily health for its sustenance. Overlooking trivial symptoms becomes a matter of habit and we end up with more complications that we can handle. This is where the need for thorough sex education arises.
Sexually transmitted infection: an obstacle to normal living
What happens when two individuals come together to quench their sexual desires? A temporary feeling of satisfaction makes its mark upon the lovers. If we were to rephrase the question in any other way: what happens when two individuals, of which one of them is a carrier of a dormant STD, come together?
The disease gets another host to cling on to and prosper. Most STDs spread via sexual contact but the cause is always a bacteria or a virus. The carrier may be predominantly male or female, depending upon the disease and the symptoms may be present or absent at the time of transmission. There are, however, common symptoms that indicate an outbreak of the infection.
These include painful discharge through the rectum, heavy vaginal discharge, swollen glands in the genitalia, warts or rashes between the thighs, fever, headache and pelvic pain not related to the menstrual cycle to name a few.
Common sexually transmitted diseases to look out for
Sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia is a bacterial infection, more commonly inflicted upon females than males. The second-most common disease is Gonorrhea, which more often than not, leads to fertility complications. Genital warts are a primary symptom for those infected with the Human Papilloma virus, an infection invariably linked with cervical cancer according to research.
Nothing can kill human bodies with the intensity of HIV; the consequent AIDS virus is slow poison to the anatomy that breaks down little by little to its last breath. Genital Herpes is hard to diagnose while it is dormant within a body. The host may be having it for months without being aware of it, till the warts begin to show. The worst part about being inflicted with this virus is that it clings on to your dear life forever!
STD treatment: looking for a cure
Driven by shame and embarrassment, most STD victims look up the internet to seek self medication. This is the most impractical approach one could ever opt for. For one, you may get the necessary information that you are looking for, but the treatment bit should be left to the experts. Bacterial infections can be cured with regular medication but viruses are there to haunt you for life, therefore impossible to get rid of. Patients with their respective partners must undergo tests to medically confirm their diagnosis. Depending upon the condition, the patient and/or their partner would be prescribed antiviral or antibacterial medicines. Viruses require lifelong treatment in order to control the outbreak; disappearance of physical symptoms does not mean that the body has rid of it.