A million people a day get sexual infections, WHO warns

A doctor examines a blood sample for an HIV test at a state-run hospital in Larkana Pakistan. Sexually transmitted infections if left untreated can lead to serious and chronic health effects including an increased risk of HIV

Everyday, over one million new cases of curable Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are recorded among 15 to 49 years population, a World Health Organisation (WHO) research reveals.

WHO's new report shows that in 2016, some 127 million people between the ages of 15 and 49 were infected with chlamydia globally, while 87 million contracted gonorrhea, and 6.3 million contracted syphilis.

This is the report of the World Health Organization (WHO), quoted by BGNES. These STIs have a profound impact on the health of adults and children worldwide. They also disrupt homes, causing domestic violence and social ostracism. "Chlamydia and gonorrhoea are major causes of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility in women". Syphilis alone causes more than 200,000 newborn deaths and stillbirths each year. She contrasted the fears about the HIV epidemic in the 1980s with today: fewer adolescents are anxious about HIV, and condom use is declining among those at risk for the disease, thanks to pre-exposure prophylaxis.

This is especially unsafe for pregnant women, Taylor said, as mothers can transmit these infections to their infants - leading to stillbirth, neonatal death, and ectopic pregnancy.

It suggests around one in 25 of us globally has a minimal of 1 in all these four STIs, with some experiencing just a few infections on the an analogous time.

With regards to medication, bacterial STIs would possibly possibly well even be handled and cured with broadly on hand medicines.

World Health Organization also stressed the importance of comprehensive sexual education and easy access to STI screening as well as treatment.

But syphilis treatment has been made more intelligent thanks to a shortage within the correct form of penicillin significant, and there has been an amplify in cases of so-called "considerable-gonorrhoea" which is almost not doable to take care of. Rapidly increasing antimicrobial resistance to gonorrhoea treatments is also a growing health threat, and may lead eventually to the disease being impossible to treat. Timely and affordable testing and treatment are crucial for reducing the burden of STIs globally, alongside efforts to encourage people who are sexually active to get screened for STIs.

STIs are the most common communicable condition and are spread through unprotected sex, childbirth, pregnancy, and contact with blood or blood products.

The single positive piece of news about all this is that these diseases, which are the four most common, are indeed curable.

Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite that can cause genital soreness, swelling and pain during urination.

For prevalence estimates on chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis, Taylor and colleagues searched for studies from 2009 to 2016, and found 130 eligible studies.

STI symptoms can consist of discharge, anxiousness urinating and bleeding between sessions. But many of them may not even know it because of the lack of symptoms, which means they don't seek treatment but spread it to others.



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