STD Labs Blog
Sexually Transmitted Infections
The number of sexually transmitted diseases is rising at a high rate. Despite advanced health measures put in place, the situation is deteriorating. In fact, the chief Falls Community Medical Officer Dr. Jeniffer Tinguely points out that there is a major problem especially with the spread of these infections. The sad part of the story is that most people are not aware of the predicament. As a result, most people seem not to care about STD testing.
Paying More Attention on Syphilis
Data is about numbers and numbers do not lie. In fact, at a time like now, they are not lying at all. They are showing that syphilis is back, and not in a small way. It is here with us, in a very big way. Not knowing this could mean that when you catch it, you will not know that you have it. And that could hinder your diagnosis and treatment. If it is not treated in good time, the bacteria that cause syphilis can also affect your brain. Now, numbers show that in the years between 2010 to 2015, the syphilis bacterial infections went up by more than 60 percent.
STDS Can Cause Blindness
What do you know about STDs? It is not enough. Hardly, while STDs are no discussed over the table, you might almost think that the T in STDs stands for taboo. Well, to some extent, it really does. But burying our head in the sand and ignoring this very important topic does not mean that there are no sexually transmitted infections because there are many of them. In fact, every year, more than 20 million Americans are infected. That is a huge number and tell you what… these are not among people who regularly have sex, but among teenagers and young adults spanning ages of 15 through 24, or thereabouts.
$20000 out and an STD to Boot
A woman wrote to a counselor, asking for advice on her divorce from a husband who had been cheating with escorts.
Calling herself Sad, she talked about how she found out that her husband, who she had stayed with for more than twenty years, had been using teenage ‘ escorts’ who had found online. She goes on to say how he had used more than twenty thousand dollars in pursuit of the escorts. She went for an STD test and found out that he had even wound up giving her a sexually transmitted disease. She says that she feels sick to the stomach because of her husband had done.
Don’t Spread STDs
A man from Newport News was arrested for intentionally spreading a sexually transmitted disease. The police arrested Andre L. Leaphart - forty years old, because of an incident that happened back in January 2016, which led him being accused of intentionally infecting someone with a sexually transmitted disease.