In a world of reckless sexual encounters, Sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, syphilis and herpes don’t scare people anymore. Due to this relationship, aids patient and medical care and STDs treatment are carried out hand in hand to reduce the risks of infection. It is very important for people to practice safe sex all the time and ensure they get treated for any form of STDs immediately.
After all, you just need to go to the clinic for a dose of antibiotics and you are clear. What people are scared of however is HIV/AIDS because it doesn’t have a cure yet. But did you know there is a direct correlation between STDs and HIV?
How HIV is TransmittedHIV is passed from one person to another through unprotected sex or blood transfusion. You can get it by engaging in any form of unprotected sex with a person who is infected or if you use the same drug syringe to inject yourselves.
STD and HIV
Unfortunately, having an STD compromises your cells lining in the vagina, mouth and rectum. In fact, one of the signs of STDs is sores and wounds in the mouth and private parts. These open wounds create an easy passage for HIV even when you are just kissing or practicing oral sex
which is a rare way of getting HIV. Secondly, a person who has both HIV and STD carries more HIV virus on their sexual fluids so it’s easier to pass them to their sexual partner.
Unfortunately, there are many people out there who don’t know they are HIV positive so they run around having unprotected sex with unsuspecting partners and infect them.Even when two people are aware that they are HIV positive, it’s still important for them to continue using protection to protect themselves against STDs. Any small opportunistic infection can make someone with HIV very sick and reduce their lifespan tremendously.