May 24th, 2011

Venereal Diseases, Some Curable Some Deadly

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Venereal Diseases, Some Curable Some Deadly

Venereal diseases, or sexually-transmitted diseases (STD) as
they are better known today, are a series of diseases which
are transmitted through sexual contact between persons, most
commonly through vaginal, oral or anal sex.

Another term used by experts is “sexually transmitted
infections”, but this term is less common.

Venereal diseases are an old companion and concern of

As the British Empire spread throughout the world, British
travelers, sailors and soldiers started bringing all sorts
of diseases back to England.

This is why the first VD clinic opened on January 31, 1747,
at the London Dock Hospital. The biggest threats in those
times were the syphilis and gonorrhea and the main purpose of
the clinic was to study these diseases.

They were also considered incurable at the time and doctors
focused mostly on treating the symptoms.

The situation changed after the discovery of antibiotics,
which made a lot of the old venereal diseases curable.

Public viagra authorities have also launched campaigns of
eradication against these diseases, which led to a decline
in the number of cases.

However, the ‘80s meant the advent of AIDS and genital
herpes, which cannot be cured by modern medicine.

The most common VDs are Syphilis, Chancroid, Chlamydia
Infection, Gonorrhea, Herpes, AIDS, Candidiasis and LGV.

Sexual contact is also a means of spreading parasites such
as pubic lice and scabies.

The easiest way of protecting yourself from VDs is to use
condoms during sex. Although this will not help you against
pubic lice, it would at least prevent the spread of
infections and spare you the “pleasure” of visiting the STD

More so since, despite all efforts, AIDS still means death.