When you are dating someone and you decide to take your relationship to the next level, there is always the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
If you are going to be involved in a sexual relationship, it is imperative to know your risks, as well as how to protect yourself against those risks because there are multiple different types of std's that you could possibly contract.
Chlamydia is a common std that can ultimately cause damage to a women's reproductive system.
Symptoms of chlamydia are generally mild and can even be absent but if left untreated the std can cause serious damage including infertility. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease.
The disease can be diagnosed by a doctor, and is easily treated with antibiotics.
If you are diagnosed with chlamydia, it is important to inform any sex partners so they can also be tested.
What is Chlamydia – an explanation of the std from the Center for Disease Control What Causes Chlamydia – in-depth information on the bacteria that causes chlamydia Genital Herpes is another fairly common std, which infects approximately 1 in 5 adolescents and adults.
The disease is caused by the herpes simplex virus, and many of those infected rarely experience symptoms.
Herpes outbreaks result in painful sores and blisters on or around the genitals.
Outbreaks of the virus can be controlled with medication but while herpes can be controlled it is not curable.
What is Genital Herpes – an explanation of the std from the Center for Disease Control Herpes Facts – information on the virus including pictures Gonorrhea is an extremely common sexually transmitted disease.
Most people infected with gonorrhea experience no signs or symptoms but when symptoms do appear the most common is a burning sensation when urinating.