Protecting Your Health: A Comprehensive Review of Sexually Transmitted Illnesses

Godwin Mmaduabuchi Ikokwu *

Department of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

Ikalo David Oseghale

Department of Biochemistry University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

Osedebamen Hilary Ralph-Okhiria

Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

Esosa Frances Ighile

Department of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Sexually transmitted Infections are a class of diseases that are spread through sex. They can infect anyone who is sexually active regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation. Common STIs include gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, HIV/AIDS, and human papillomavirus (HPV).Many STIs have no visible symptoms, which means that individuals can unknowingly transmit the infection to their sexual partners. STIs can have serious health consequences if left untreated, including infertility, chronic pain, and a higher chance of contracting HIV.Prevention measures include using a condom while having sex, regular testing, and vaccination for HPV. Early diagnosis and treatment can effectively manage STIs and reduce the risk of complications. It is essential to educate individuals about the importance of practicing safe sex and seeking medical care if they suspect they           have an STI.

Keywords: STDs, infections, sexual contact HIV/AIDS, Chlamydia, syphilis


How to Cite

Ikokwu, G. M., Oseghale, I. D., Ralph-Okhiria, O. H., & Ighile, E. F. (2023). Protecting Your Health: A Comprehensive Review of Sexually Transmitted Illnesses. International STD Research & Reviews, 12(1), 25–45. https://doi.org/10.9734/ISRR/2023/v12i1154

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