Latest news and topics on STD's and STI's.
There is so much taboo about sex and older adults. Most people are under the false assumption that when people reach a certain age that they no longer have sex. However, that’s just not true, and many tend to lead healthy sex lives. However, it can also lead to some health problems such as sexually transmitted diseases.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated there were over 1.7 million new cases of chlamydia reported in the country, making it the most common STD in the nation. The problem with chlamydia is that most people don’t immediately know they’ve been infected with the disease. It is asymptomatic in the beginning – a reason many cases stay untreated for so long.
Most people know that the HPV rates among sexually active adults are fairly high and there is a new super gonorrhea bug that’s making it difficult to treat some gonorrhea cases. However, the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (or BASHH) said a new worrisome STD is making its way in the public – Mycoplasma genitalium.
The CDC reported that there were more than 20 million STD infections in 2017, with over 300,000 Californians diagnosed with chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in that same year. With STD rates on the rise throughout the nation, it’s imperative to take critical action to ensure a healthy sex life.
Scabies is a very common disease in many parts of the world. It’s the result of a mite called the Sarcoptes scabiei that lays its eggs under the skin where it reproduces. Upon hatching, the mites crawl on the skin, causing a rash to appear on the skin in the attempt to make new homes.
Organizations that help with STD testing and treatment will get even more money thanks to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors who approved a motion to allocate emergency reserve funds to them.