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STIs spreads are record high
Fast rising sexually transmitted infections
On Wednesday, April 4 health department officials alerted sexually active people that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a fast-rising scourge in Putnam County and across the country. In the year 2017, gonorrhea cases rose in the county by 60 percent and showed an increase from 17 to 27 of reported cases between 2016 and 2017.
Super Gonorrhea are becoming drug resistant
Sexually transmitted infections resisting antibiotics
For a long time scientists researching on STIs have been aware that a more antibiotics-resistant gonorrhea would become a bug, and the 'Super-gonorrhea' proved them right. These infections in the list of STIs; Mycoplasma genitalium, HIV and Syphilis are fast resisting antimicrobial treatments. The 'worst-ever' case of super-gonorrhea the world has heard was announced by Public Health England recently.
What Are the Symptoms of Genital Herpes?
Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 viruses i.e. HSV-1 and HSV-2. The HSV-2 is often associated with genital herpes while HSV-1 causes oral herpes. However, all of them can lead to outbreak of painful blisters in your crotch.HSV-2 has been more common in women than men since it is more easily transmitted from men to women during intercourse.
Chancroid and Human Immuno-deficiency Virus
Individuals who were seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus were found to have increased numbers of ulcers caused by Haemophilus ducreyi. Also it has been noted that in countries with high cases of HIV infection, chancroid is the most frequent infection leading to genital ulcer diseases unlike in areas with low HIV prevalence.
How Does Chlamydia Affect Birth Outcomes?
In a study, three birth outcomes, i.e. still birth where the baby died in the womb after 20 weeks of gestation, unplanned preterm birth where the woman went into labor and gave birth before 37 weeks gestation and babies underweight where they are in the lowest 10% of birth weight by gestation and sex have been used to show the effects of these infections.