Genital infections (sexually transmitted diseases, STDs) – a group of infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. They are united by the possibility of transmission of the pathogen by sexual contact.
In these diseases may be affected as the urogenital system, and other organs and tissues affected reproductive system or even the entire body.
Risk of STDs
Due to the specifics of the transmission path, the risk of infection depends on the human sexual behavior (number of sexual partners, condom use, etc.). Unfortunately, many people are promiscuous and neglected remedies – this clearly demonstrates the history of the HIV epidemic. The first reports about the epidemic began in the early 80-ies of XX century, and now its victims was 50 million people.
Ironically, most people prefer to turn a blind eye to the probability of infection of sexually transmitted diseases, going to the doctor only when symptoms become apparent. In the first place, then it triggered a psychological barrier: the last person tries to avoid thinking about what might be sick. The second reason is a simple lack of knowledge. Especially because this insidious disease category is that at the beginning they may proceed covertly without causing serious general disorders and even just discomfort.