STDs – Spreading Across US
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STDs – Spreading Across US

When signs initially manifest, they are typically at their worst. Over time, outbreaks grow less severe and less frequent. Most people experience genital herpes outbreaks more than once in their lifetime. Each person experiences these outbursts at a different frequency. Genital herpes can be diagnosed using several tests. Some tests include drawing blood, while others call for a blister swab.

Several drugs can be used to treat genital herpes. These medications aid in accelerating the cure of ulcers in newly infected individuals or those experiencing recurrent outbreaks. Some people who experience herpes breakouts take medication daily to stop more outbreaks or the disease from spreading to their sexual partners.
 Genital herpes infection risk can be reduced in several ways. A latex condom should be used each time a person has sex. It is not advised for someone to have oral, vaginal, or anal sex if they have blisters or ulcers.

Every day, more than 1 million types of curable STDs are registered in various hospitals and clinics as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, when in-depth research was done,

The following four STDs were prevalent across the US.

Mycoplasma Genitalium:

Also known as Mgen, these bacteria grow inside the urethra and genital tract but show no symptoms. In men, these bacteria might cause some pain and swell in the scrotum and for women, it might damage the fallopian tubes & lead to infertility. Hence, it is very important for both men and women to get a regular checkup done if they are sexually active.

Neisseria Meningitides:

This is one of the most dangerous infections caused by bacteria. The symptoms of these bacteria are not very prominent however inflammation of the urethra is one common symptom found. Scientists are trying to find better ways to track these bacteria however oral sex is a common way of its transmission.

Shigella flexneri:

Generally caused by drinking contaminated water or not washing hands, this pathogen is also caused by rectal sex. The symptoms might include the worst diarrhoea.

Lymph granuloma Venereum:

These bacteria can lead to chlamydia. Symptoms might include a burning sensation while urination and having sex. It also leads to come uncomfortable discharge and blindness for that matter if left untreated for a long time.

Some prevention for STDs like herpes

Prevention of Genital Herpes

Discussing genital herpes before the first sexual contact is crucial because everyone who engages in sexual activity risks contracting it. Although talking about herpes can be awkward and embarrassing, it guarantees that both partners are aware of the risk of spreading the illness during sex. Additionally advised is routine testing for STDs, particularly if one or both partners engage in the extramarital activity. It is still feasible to lead a secure and healthy sexual life even after receiving a genital herpes diagnosis, but you must exercise caution.

  • If only one partner in a pair has the virus, using a latex condom during every sexual contact can lower the chance of herpes transmission. The probability of transmission decreases with the increased use of latex condoms.
  • Using a condom is advised even if an individual has no sores or blisters.
  • If you have genital ulcers, you should never have sex.

Always Use A Condom:

Herpes might not knock at your door before coming. In the case of STDs, prevention is always better than cure. Using a condom can always help you in avoiding STDs.

Regular Checkups:

If you are someone who is sexually active then it is very important for you to go for regular medical check-ups. This will help you in detecting any STD in its early states only.

Talk to Your Partner:

Always have a hard conversation with your partner. Make sure you know each other’s past and sex life before getting involved any further.

Consult A Doctor:

If you notice any symptoms, do connect with your doctor and get your checkup done. Do not wait for something big to happen.

In the US, it is noticed that the rate of STDs is quite high. The reason is early sexual maturity but lack of sex education. It is hence important for the whole STD/herpes community to spread more awareness amongst the younger generations.

Advice and Support

The discovery of genital herpes might make you feel ashamed, afraid, and distressed. Although these responses are typical, it’s crucial to remember that genital herpes is a treatable infection. Many people discover that counseling, whether with their primary care physician or a mental health provider, is beneficial in addressing the problems that come with a genital herpes diagnosis. Counseling may be extremely crucial for those who have tested positive for the virus but have not yet displayed any symptoms.


A viral condition called genital herpes is transmitted through intercourse. Blisters around the vaginal area are signs of genital herpes (e.g., penis, buttocks, anus, vulva). Hurting ulcers develop from the blisters. Some patients show absolutely no symptoms. It is always better to join herpes support groups to take care yourself.