When You Are Not Glad You Had A Vacation: STDs That Can Be Contracted At A Resort
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a delicate, but more than relevant topic in our time. And not all of them are transmitted solely through unprotected sexual intercourse. There are cases of infection with STDs at birth (transmission from mother to child), through use of non-sterile medical equipment, blood transfusion and even breastfeeding.
Nevertheless, the vast majority of clinically reported cases result from unprotected sex. Often people discover signs of infection after a vacation, because resort romances, tempting by lack of commitment, are not uncommon. We will consider the most frequently diagnosed diseases, their symptoms, and possible complications.
There are about 78 million cases of gonorrhea diagnosed annually in the world. The disease is easily treatable, but if neglected, it can lead to serious health problems. It is caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The disease can be asymptomatic even in the active phase, although its signs usually appear within 1-14 days after unprotected sex. The absence of treatment increases the risk of contracting HIV.