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Watch out, these 5 diseases are transmitted through sexual intercourse

– Talking about sexual relations, actually not just talking about passion and romance. The relationship between the two lovebirds is also closely related to the health of the body, especially the reproductive organs.

Guess how many cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the world? Don’t be surprised, according to WHO, there are at least one million cases of sexually transmitted infections that occur every day. Tuh, a lot, right?

Well, what needs to be underlined is that STDs are not just about HIV or AIDS. Unsafe sexual practices can cause a range of health problems.

So, what diseases can be transmitted through sexual contact?

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

1. Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is a disease that is transmitted from sexual contact. Bacterial infection is the main culprit of this disease. Watch out, gonorrhea is very contagious, the bacteria can spread from sexual contact with the penis, vagina, anus, or the mouth of someone who is infected.

What about the symptoms? In most cases, the sufferer doesn’t realize the symptoms of gonorrhea or is accompanied by no symptoms. However, when the symptoms start to appear, the sufferer will experience itching, burning sensation when urinating, to vaginal discharge.

Not only that, gonorrhea can also cause a green, white, or yellow discharge from the penis. Meanwhile, for women, bleeding outside the menstrual cycle may occur. Horrified, right?

2. Hepatitis

Hepatitis A, B, C are viruses that attack the liver. This virus can be transmitted through body fluids during sexual intercourse. Do not mess with this disease, hepatitis can cause complications in the form of cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure.

According to data published by WHO, the death rate from viral hepatitis is much higher than that of AIDS and TB. In East and South Asia, has the largest number of hepatitis deaths (52 percent of total deaths that occur globally due to hepatitis), followed by Africa.

3. Syphilis

Apart from hepatitis and gonorrhea, unsafe sexual relations can also transmit syphilis. This disease is caused by a bacterial infection that can spread from oral, penile, anal, vaginal, and skin contact. In addition, even relatively small wounds can also be a medium for syphilis transmission.

What about the symptoms? In the early stages, symptoms can include many small sores and blisters. These sores will appear around the syphilis bacteria enter the body.

Remember, untreated or untreated syphilis can cause a host of other problems. Starting from dementia, organ failure, to other serious health problems.

4. Genital Herpes

Genital herpes transmitted from sexual intercourse is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Be careful, genital herpes is a very contagious disease, especially when there is an active outbreak.

When a person has genital herpes, the body will appear sores around the genital area. This wound will be accompanied by pain and a reddish color. Watch out, these sores can spread to the buttocks, thighs, or other nearby areas.

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Although basically the HSV virus is inactive or and hides in the body without causing symptoms, this virus can reactivate and reappear sores.

5. Genital Warts

Familiar with this disease? Genital warts are another disease that can be transmitted through sexual contact. This disease is caused by infection with the Human Papillomavirus ( HPV ) virus . This HPV virus of 40 types, but the more common causes of genital warts are HPV 6 and 11. Genital warts can appear after several months or years when a person has been infected with HPV.

Genital warts are warts that appear around the genitals or on the rectum. Generally, these warts are painless. But in many cases, it can make the sufferer itch, the skin reddens, and can even bleed.

To my horror again, these warts can grow in groups, making them look like cauliflower. Not only that, genital warts can also appear in the mouth of a person through oral sex, you know.

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Reference:
Mayo Clinic (Accessed in 2019) . Diseases and Conditions. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
NIH (Accessed in 2019) . MedlinePlus. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
WebMD (Accessed in 2019) . Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)