In general, venereal diseases can appear with or without symptoms, and can be very unpleasant . By proper education about these diseases, you must be one step ahead on the path to protect yourself, in case you have to face some of these problems.


How to detect 3 main venereal diseases

These topics should not be taken as taboo, or an embarrassing topic, but taken seriously, because when it comes to venereal diseases the right approach must be taken, and those who are infected feel that they will soon be as healthy and happy as possible.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

This type of venereal or sexual disease belongs to the most frequent only in the United States, and around 79 million people are affected at any given time. According to reports, almost all men and women contract the disease at some point in their life, even if they have only one partner in their life. This disease could be spread by vaginal, oral and anal contact, and what is important to know is that this disease is very successful in hiding. It could be silent for years before producing symptoms. The visible symptoms of human papilloma virus would be small bumps all over the genital area.

HPV sometimes goes away on its own, and some may have the virus without being aware of it. However, treatment is sometimes necessary, and untreated HPV can lead to cancer of the genitals or throat. There is no way to get lab tests for HPV, but you should see a doctor right away for treatment if you develop warts. The papilloma virus itself cannot be cured, but you can try to relieve symptoms or kill precancerous cells. To protect yourself from this virus, consider taking precautions in your sex life, such as using condoms every time you have sex.

Genital herpes

One in six people is infected with genital herpes, and many do not even realize they have the disease. Like the previous disease, it can be transmitted through vaginal, anal and oral contact,

Herpes sometimes has no symptoms, but sometimes blisters like sores may break out on the genitals and around the mouth . It could take for herpes several weeks to heal. Herpes can be very unpleasant and can cause many side effects such as: body aches, chills and more. If herpes is not treated, it can cause recurrent sores and spread to other parts of the body, or a burning sensation when urinating. Herpes can be a reason for miscarriage or vaginal. What’s really sad is that herpes can be passed to newborn babies during delivery.

Herpes is one of the most common venereal diseases, there is no cure for herpes, but it can be diagnosed with a lab test and then treated and managed. Always use a condom to reduce your risk of getting herpes, but we know that this cannot fully protect you, as herpes sores can be found in areas where condoms do not cover. Never have intercourse during an outbreak as this increases the risk of spreading the infection.


The trichomoniasis , is an infectious disease caused by parasites. This disease also belongs to the group of venereal or sexually transmitted diseases that have the highest incidence . The healing process is with antibiotics, and looking at some statistical data, more than 70% do not receive adequate care because they do not show any symptoms. Those who do, will notice itching and burning in the genitals that may come and go, and may be accompanied by fluid discharges.

If left untreated, trichomoniasis can make it easier for you to get other sexually transmitted diseases and increase your risk of preterm labor. A simple lab test can be used to check if the bacteria are present and proper treatment will erase the problem without lasting effects. Latex condoms are considered adequate protection against trichomoniasis.

Instead of being embarrassed, get help from your doctor if you have noticed that you have some of the symptoms mentioned. Sexually transmitted diseases are common and treatments are available. Don’t suffer in silence or worry about whether or not you may be infected. Consult with the doctor and act correctly in the whole situation.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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