Sex diseases on the rise

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Sex diseases on the rise


Sex is fun and healthy. However, sometimes, the rude awakening follows the sexual intercourse. Then, when pathogens in a new host search. Success you have, however, only in the case of unprotected intercourse. The history of the STDs is probably as old as mankind. We don’t always know which way you were transferred, they were often interpreted as a just divine punishment for the all-too-human vices.

Ignorance allows for the dissemination of

Until today, not or only coyly is not talked about sexually transmitted diseases often, what is surprising in the case of a topic that has to do with sexuality and illness, or even death. However, it is only ignorance that allows sexual diseases are a scourge of humanity.

In recent years, an increase of the disease even in the industrialized Nations, there rates – and this is all educational and Safer-Sex campaigns in the Wake of the HIV epidemics, in Spite of.

Of microbes and human

Venereal diseases or sexually transmitted diseases (sexually transmitted diseases = STDs) refer to infections that are mainly transmitted through sexual contact, and primarily, the sexual organs infested. Since an infection does not necessarily lead to a clinical picture, is also the term sexually transmitted infection (sexually transmitted infection = STI) is common.

That used to be counted to the term of only the following “classic STDs”:

  • Gonorrhea (Gonorrhea),
  • Syphilis (Lues),
  • soft chancre (Ulcus molle)
  • lymphogranuloma venereum infections (Lymphogranuloma venereum

Today, summing up including:

  • viral infections like genital Herpes, warts, and cytomegalovirus
  • by bacteria-induced inflammation, especially of the urogenital tract (for example, infections caused by chlamydia)
  • Mycoplasma
  • Calymmatobacterium granulomatis (Gardnerella vaginalis)
  • by protozoa transmitted diseases (Trichomoniasis), (Giardiasis and Amöbiosis [allembei Homosexual])
  • Fungal Infections (Thrush)
  • by parasitic diseases (scabies, pubic lice)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Mononucleosis
  • HIV / Aids

The last three of the above-mentioned diseases can be expected, even if they are not transmitted only through sexual intercourse, and not primarily the sex organs infested.

To survive in moist and warm environment

Even if such viruses, bacteria, mites, and other microbes cause some very different symptoms, they have this in common, that you feel in the warm, humid environment. Therefore, in the mucous membranes of the sex organs, the mouth and the Rectum lower skins at home. Outside of those favorite places you have no Chance to survive for a long time.

If you want to go traveling, you need to wait for the opportunity to work with other mucous membranes come into contact. Towels, toilet cover, underwear, door handles or bed linen, however, are after a short time of her demise.

Travel fever and hangover

One reason for the rise in disorders, the desire to travel of the population in Germany is safe. Remote en vogue travel and increased health risks. At the end of the last Millennium, the Germans made 44.5 million holiday trips, of which about 10 per cent in subtropical and tropical regions. In the year 2015, there were already 69.1 million holiday. However, the number of work-related is remote increased travel.

The danger, as the travel souvenir is more than just a short-term vomiting and diarrhea bring is unmistakable. Although an estimated return of only about 0.2 to 0.3 percent of long-haul travellers, with a venereal disease or Hepatitis B, which corresponds to 10,000 people per year.

Sex contacts abroad

Meaningful statistics about Lust and frustration on travel are sown by nature tend to be rare. In the health reporting of the Federation, the speech that they used on the trip or in the holiday country learned persons sexual contacts was, according to a survey conducted by the “Study group for tourism,” about 8.5 percent of travelers. This would highly correspond to about 2.2 million Germans per year!

In another survey of heterosexual men, 23 percent reported such sexual contacts never use of condoms, 20% had not regularly used condoms. Taking into account these Figures, it appears the risk of infection with a venereal disease is not insignificant.

In particular, older “sex tourists” travelling with the Intention to have sexual contacts especially in younger native women, to pass on this protection. So it is, for example, in the case of acute Hepatitis B of up to 50,000 new infections per year, transmitted also through sexual contact. This is done traveling in about a quarter of the cases in foreign countries.

Hard facts and dark digits

Up to 2001, Doctors were obliged to report infections with gonorrhea, Syphilis, chancroid, and Lymphogranuloma venerum anonymously, without disclosure of patient information. Currently a non-roll-call message is performed only on the laboratory, and although mandatory in the case of the detection of HIV, Syphilis, and hepatitis pathogens. This will make it difficult to obtain reliable data on the spread of venereal diseases.

Doctors are now calling to make gonorrhea again for a reportable sexually transmitted disease, and also to explain chlamydia such as these two diseases have a considerable number of new cases. An estimated 80,000 people of chlamydia and 10,000 people in Germany alone in the year 2011 to gonorrhea the disease.

The annual number of new cases of reportable sexually transmitted diseases has quadrupled since 2001, more than, in year 2015, amounted to nearly 7,000. It is estimated that the dark number, i.e. the number of unreported Sufferers, many times is the official number. Per 100,000 population there were in the year 2015, officially, eight people with a reportable venereal disease. The actual number will be much higher than the official figures. In the 90s, the Robert Koch Institute estimated that the number of unreported cases in the case of gonorrhea to 85 percent.

Irresponsibility is a Problem

Not rarely Affected have had several infections at the same time or already have one or more venereal diseases. Even if one takes into account the uncertainties, such estimates, shows that not only in the third world, sexually transmitted diseases a serious Problem.

Due to the still existing taboo of the topic and stigmatization of Affected the spread can be stopped only with difficulty. The threat of Aids has lost by more effective therapies, to their acute horror. Thus, an increasing carelessness during sexual intercourse with Strangers and the absence of condoms contributes to the fact that venereal diseases are on the rise again.

Presumably, a practice whose risk is often underestimated be transferred more frequently, the pathogens during unprotected oral sex. In particular, in the case of young people education about the causes and symptoms is often insufficient, you will – power also by their promiscuity –particularly susceptible to infections. And because of their ignorance or out of fear and shame they can not treat and continue to carry the disease. To make matters worse, due to inadequate medical care in some Parts of the world, the spread of new, more resistant pathogens is encouraged.

To the point

  • Dangerous: sexually transmitted diseases are of importance and endanger the health, especially if they are recognized too late and treated.
  • Quiet: STDs can occur without symptoms and go unnoticed more widespread.
  • Multiple: Different sexual diseases can also occur at the same time.
  • Recurring: STDs you can get.

The safest way to protect yourself from infection, the use of condoms, are best used in combination with a sperm-killing ointment.