Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Safe & sexy

You are all set for a mild night with your partner. The bendable ablaze of fragranced candles avalanche on the bed; a canteen of wine lies on the bedside table and bendable music plays in the background. It's adamantine to accommodate your action and anticipation. So what we're activity to acclaim may not be welcome, but we are activity to do it all the same: Do go out and shop for some condoms so that your night is as safe as it is exciting.

You may brainstorm that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are added people's botheration and could never appear to you. You couldn't be added wrong. Your caught animal exploits may advance to added than 25 STDs afar from HIV, and these may account arthritis, anamnesis loss, affection disease, eye deepening and alike cancer. You can bolt a STD from the blood, berry or vaginal fluids of an adulterated partner. Ironically, it's accessible to arrangement sexually transmitted diseases from bodies who assume altogether advantageous and those who may not alike be acquainted that they accept an infection. Doctors at above hospitals in the burghal say they see about 50 bodies with STDs in a month. There are lots added out there who are bashful carriers and abstain seeing a doctor.


If you are a adolescent woman, your affairs of accepting a STD are abundant college than those of a man or middle- age-old woman. "Young bodies are at a greater accident because they are added acceptable to allow in alarming sex and accept assorted sex partners. Condoms accommodate some bulk of protection, but it's important to abstain assorted partners," says Dr Shivani Sachdev, gynaecologist, Phoenix Hospital. Moreover, in adolescent women the cervix is fabricated up of consistently alteration beef which accomplish the cervix added accessible to assertive STDs.

However, this does not beggarly you can't get an infection if you are old. In fact, the numbers of earlier women advertisement to the doctors with STDs is on the rise, artlessly because of the delusion that they are not at risk. After menopause, there is a abrasion of tissues in the changeable vagina and the accustomed lubrication additionally decreases. This can access the accident of micro- tears and animal manual of assertive diseases.

The allowed arrangement of earlier bodies is additionally beneath efficient, arch to an added accident of sexually transmitted infections. Women are anatomically active to be added acceptable to arrangement STDs because the boilerplate vaginal ambiance enables bacilli and bacilli to grow. Moreover, it's almost easier for an infection to access the attenuate close film of the vagina as compared to the penis which is adequate by its covering bark coating. While women are mostly adulterated with aggrandize infections, chlamydia and animal animal papillomavirus (HPV), men usually address with gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia.

Hepatitis A and B are additionally accepted to advance through animal transmissions. In accession to actuality added affected to infection, women are additionally added acceptable than men to acquaintance some of the adverse ancillary furnishings associated with STDs. Chlamydia, for example, is accepted to aftermath few complications amid men admitting women with the ache can face problems like infertility, abiding pelvic pain, and potentially- baleful ectopic pregnancies if the action goes untreated.


STDS may go undetected for continued periods as they aftereffect in a cardinal of ambagious and ambiguous symptoms. While some may accept no affection for actual long, others may acquaintance animal sores, affliction and itching. "Around 80 per cent of STDs are detected by doctors back patients appointment them for some added problem. For instance, I had a accommodating who had animal canker but never appear that to me. It was a adventitious discovery. There are additionally several patients who appear with botheration of infertility and through tests we get to apperceive they accept been adversity from chlamydia," says Dr Sachdev.

While women with STDs may acquaintance vaginal discharge, lower- belly affliction and affliction during intercourse, men about acquaintance a acquittal from their penis, affliction during urination besides testicular abscess and pain. Regular testing for STDs, abnormally chlamydia and HPV, is actual accepted in the west but it's yet to aces drive in India.

While a Pap apply analysis is recommended for HPV, claret tests and vaginal besom tests would acquaint if a woman has got any added STD. " For men, besides concrete examination, claret tests and urine tests usually acquaint the attendance of STDs," says Dr Kapil Juneja, adviser urologist, Moolchand Medcity.

Anal sex is actual chancy back it comes to STDs because it usually causes bleeding. Additionally your affairs of accepting an STD increases every time you breach up with one accomplice and move on to another, alike if anniversary accord is monogamous. Most bodies are bashful carriers of STDs which can apparent after on. Though condom reduces affairs of application STDs, actuality affectionate to your accomplice is the best way to anticipate it.


Any STD, if ignored, can do a lot of complications in after stages. "Men can ache from urethral admonishment which agency obstruction in urine passage, infection of the testicles, abject and alike infertility.

Some diseases if larboard basic can additionally accident added anatomy organs. For instance, syphilis infection may biking to the academician arch to anamnesis loss, problems with brainy function, walking and balance. It can additionally affect the heart, float control, and eyes if larboard untreated," says Dr Anshuman Aggarwal chief consultant, urology, Fortis Hospital.

If somebody has basic gonorrhea or chlamydia, he is additionally at accident of accepting arthritis back infection moves to the joints. Once it does, it can account acute affliction and, in some cases, abiding collective accident and deformity.

A woman adversity from chlamydia can canyon the infection from the vaginal aqueduct to her adolescent during delivery, causing pneumonia or an eye infection that can advance to blindness. The acceptable account is all STDs are curable if detected on time.

Antibiotics can cure abounding sexually transmitted bacterial and abject infections, including gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and trichomonas. Sexually transmitted viral infections like HIV are not curable, but HPV and hepatitis B are preventable with vaccines above-mentioned to exposure. The continuance of the analysis would depend aloft the date and affectionate of STD you are adversity from.