More than 1 million people a day get STDs – WHO

More than a million people every day worldwide catch a sexually transmitted infection, with rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis the most worrying, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

The vast majority of the infections are easily preventable and curable, but some diseases – in particular gonorrhea – are evolving into super-bug forms and that are increasingly difficult to treat with antibiotics, the WHO said in a report.

‘Sexually transmitted infections are everywhere. They are far more common than we think,’ Teodora Wi, a medical officer in the WHO’s department for reproductive health and research, told reporters as the data were released.

Sexually transmitted infections or STIs are a 'persistent and endemic health threat worldwide' and have a profound impact on both adult and child health, the WHO said

The report, based on 2016 global data which are the latest available, showed that among men and women aged between 15 and 49 there were 127 million new cases of chlamydia in 2016, 87 million of gonorrhea, 6.3 million of syphilis and 156 million of trichomoniasis.

Sexually transmitted infections or STIs are a ‘persistent and endemic health threat worldwide’ and have a profound impact on both adult and child health, the WHO said.

If they are left untreated, they can lead to serious and chronic health effects that include neurological and cardiovascular disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirths and an increased risk of HIV.

Syphilis alone caused an estimated 200,000 stillbirths and newborn deaths in 2016, making it one of the leading causes of baby loss globally, the research said.

Peter Salama, the WHO’s executive director for universal health coverage, said the data showed the need for ‘a concerted effort to ensure everyone, everywhere can access the services they need to prevent and treat these debilitating diseases.’

-Dailymail

‘We are only in marriage to avoid STI’s and STD’s ‘ Brag Kenyan women

According to Kenyan men, single and available women do not know how to submit to a a man hence giving men who want to marry a headache.

During today’s morning conversation on Classic 105, Maina Kageni gave his callers a chance to contribute to the debate and here is what they had to say.

“Maina we were taught to love ourselves first and to take care of ourselves first. We  are in marriages to avoid STD’s and other disease take note.

This is because marriage ensures you have a consistent partner unlike when you are single”

Another caller says

“Women are too materialistic and they do not follow the bible’s teaching on submission that’s why they are not marriageable.”

Photos of Beril Ouma woman allegedly killed by her husband in Kahawa

Another female caller elicited a debate, after posing the question why do men want to act like boys yet expect women to submit

“Wako wapi wanaume wa kuoa, all we have now is boys who just want to sit down and watch movies all day.

Don’t expect me to go hustle and then come back and serve you, give you your conjugal rights yet you are not making an effort you are just sitting in the house.

Just man up and we will submit.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP68sk2egTk

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New Technology Helps People Self- Diagnose STD’s

Forget the shameful doctors visits one has when they are infected with STD/STI’s new app has been created created for tablets and smart phones, that will help you self-diagnose and self-treat STDs from home.

The app will be released next Tuesday, June 23rd but only California residents will be able to use the app as it is intended. They will be able to go into the app and order test kits for two different STDs; gonorrhea and Chlamydia.

The test kits are then sent to their home in discreet packaging complete with instructions. It is a urine sample kit which is then sent back to Planned Parenthood once the sample is collected Once analyzed  the results are sent to the patient through the app.

Should they test positive for Chlamydia they are given the option to have a prescription for antibiotics sent to their local pharmacy. They can take the medication and clear up the infection without ever having to see a doctor.

If they test positive for gonorrhea however they must go into either their regular doctor’s office or a Planned Parenthood clinic for an antibiotic injection. They are able to schedule an appointment right from the app.

This type of technology could lead to more people being able to get help for their STDs since the process is extremely discreet and they do not have to come face to face with another person or answer any embarrassing questions asked by their doctor.

Other technologies are being tested by Planned Parenthood in other states as well. In Washington and Minnesota patients can have a video conference with a nurse and they can get the STD testing kits. The consultations with the nurse practitioners can be either for birth control or other medications. This gives patients a wide variety of convenient options for being treated.

-BHW