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What is the most harmful STD?

What is the most harmful STD?

The most dangerous viral STD is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which leads to AIDS. Other incurable viral STDs include human papilloma virus (HPV), hepatitis B and genital herpes. In this presentation, genital herpes will be referred to as herpes.

Which STDs have long-term effects?

The long-term effects of STIs: why you should get checked now

  • Chlamydia. Chlamydia is one of those STIs that people can live with for years without knowing they have it.
  • Gonorrhoea. Gonorrhoea has a name as ugly as its long-term side effects.
  • HPV.
  • Syphilis.
  • HIV.
  • More information.

What damage does STD do to the body?

Fact: Left untreated, most STDs can lead to serious conditions. They can cause infertility, urinary tract problems, and cancers of the vulva, cervix, vagina, penis, and anus. Some STDs, including syphilis and AIDS, can cause death. No STD is harmless.

What kind of symptoms do you get from Std’s?

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Chlamydia and gonorrhea, two of the most common STDs, often appear together in infected individuals. They affect both men and women with similar symptoms of discharge from the vagina or penis, burning and itching when urinating and in women, pelvic pain.

Are there any std’s that affect both men and women?

Zika virus is a more recent infection that also can be transmitted through sexual contact. Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). It affects both men and women and, in most cases, does not cause any symptoms. When it does produce symptoms and signs, these may not appear for weeks after your infection.

What are the consequences of an untreated STD?

Consequences of STDs. Slide 10. STDs can have severe medical consequences, including death. Untreated gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, in women, which can lead to infertility or chronic pain.

What kind of STD can cause burning in urethra?

Like Chlamydia, gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that may not always cause signs and symptoms and can remain undiagnosed. Also similar to Chlamydia, gonorrhea can cause urethritis in men, leading to burning or pain on urination and discharge from the urethra.

What are the effects of having a STD?

When they are, they manifest as fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, and loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea. Because hepatitis often affects the liver, additional symptoms include jaundice, abdominal pain and dark urine. This disease can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and immune system disorders.

What kind of diseases can you get from Std’s?

Some STDs, such as herpes and syphilis, may affect pregnancy outcome, causing spontaneous abortion, premature birth and stillbirth. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can also affect the babies born to infected women, causing eye infections and blindness.

What is the worst sexually transmitted disease?

HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is undoubtedly the most dangerous sexually transmitted disease. Leading to AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), the virus is incurable and results in severe damage to immune system and, eventually, death.

Is it possible to have a sexually transmitted infection ( STD )?

It’s possible to contract sexually transmitted diseases from people who seem perfectly healthy and may not even know they have an infection. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can have a range of signs and symptoms, including no symptoms.