What are the top 10 sexually transmitted diseases?
Here are some common STDs and sexually-associated diseases and their symptoms that you should be knowledgeable about.
- Chlamydia. Chlamydia is the most common curable STD.
- Mycoplasma Genitalium.
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
- Crabs/Pubic Lice.
How many sexually transmitted diseases are there?
Each year, there are an estimated 376 million new infections with 1 of 4 STIs: chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomoniasis (1, 2). More than 500 million people are estimated to have genital infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV) (3). More than 290 million women have a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection (4).
What causes STD in female?
There are three major causes of STDs/STIs:
- Bacteria, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
- Viruses, including HIV/AIDS, herpes simplex virus, human papillomavirus, hepatitis B virus, cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Zika.
- Parasites, such as trichomonas vaginalis, or insects such as crab lice or scabies mites.
What are the 4 new STDs?
These Four New STIs Are On the Rise
- Mycoplasma genitalium. Scientists have known about Mycoplasma genitalium since at least 1981, but the CDC first acknowledged it as an STI in 2015.
- Neisseria meningitidis. Meningitis is a swelling of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
- Shigella flexneri.
- Lymphogranuloma venereum.
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Which is the most dangerous STD?
What the Worst That Can Happen If You Have an STD?
- Chlamydia. Infertility.
- Gonorrhea. Infertility.
- Hepatitis B. Cancer or death.
- Herpes. Recurring sores.
- HIV (AIDS) Death.
- HPV & Genital Warts. Cancer.
- Syphilis. Brain damage or death.
- Trichomoniasis. Other STDs.
What are the signs of STD in a woman?
Common STD symptoms in women:
- No symptoms.
- Discharge (thick or thin, milky white, yellow, or green leakage from the vagina)
- Vaginal itching.
- Vaginal blisters or blisters in the genital area (the region covered by underwear)
- Vaginal rash or rash in the genital area.
- Painful or burning urination.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
Can STD kill you?
Having an STD may weaken the immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to other infections. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a complication of gonorrhea and chlamydia that can leave women unable to have children. It can even kill you.
Can you get STD from kissing?
Only certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are transmittable through kissing. Two common ones are herpes simplex virus (HSV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV). Kissing can be one of the most exciting parts of a relationship. But you may also feel wary of kissing if you’re with someone for the first time.
How do sexually transmitted diseases start?
Many STIs are spread through contact with infected body fluids such as blood, vaginal fluids, or semen. They can also be spread through contact with infected skin or mucous membranes, such as sores in the mouth. You may be exposed to infected body fluids and skin through vaginal, anal or oral sex.