Myths about sexually transmitted diseases

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  • Myth №1. Oral sex is safe.
  • Myth №2. Sex with a married man / woman are not dangerous.
  • Myth №3. Sexual contact with persons who are tested for sexually transmitted diseases, safe.
  • Myth №4. You can catch in the pool or using a shared bathroom.
  • Myth №5. Douching immediately after intercourse reduces the risk of infection.
  • Myth №6. Urination and wash immediately after intercourse reduces the risk of infection.
  • Myth №7. Chlorhexidine - a reliable means of prevention.
  • Myth №8. The condom has a hole into which can penetrate pathogens.
  • Myth №9. If a man has several times been ill with gonorrhea, he will become impotent.
  • Myth №10. There was a diagnostic method that detects all the diseases one by one analysis.
  • Myth №11. There are antibiotics that any infection is treated for three days.


    Myths about sexually transmitted diseasesMyth №1. Oral sex is safe.

    This is not true. Most sexually transmitted diseases transmitted by oral sex without a condom. However, it is worth noting that the risk of infection at the same time lower than during sexual intercourse in the vagina.


    Myth №2. Sex with a married man (or a married woman) does not involve a risk of infection with sexually transmitted diseases.

    Alas, in this case the risk of contamination can not be excluded. It is often asymptomatic sexually transmitted diseases (especially in women). This person has no idea about the disease, which could be infected many years ago.


    Myth №3. Sexual contact with persons who are periodically tested for sexually transmitted diseases (workers in trade, food production, child care and so on. D.) Not associated with the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases.

    It is difficult to accept. Firstly, such a massive survey included only a general smear and serological tests for syphilis. One can easily miss a number of sexually transmitted diseases (chlamydia, mycoplasmosis, ureaplasmosis, viral infection), which may occur without change in the overall smear. Second, often formally conducted such surveys or even "virtually".


    Myth №4. Many sexually transmitted diseases can be transmitted in swimming pools or when using a shared bathroom.

    This is not true. The causative agents of sexually transmitted diseases is very unstable in the environment. But can remain viable on a wet towel or a wisp of tow for a few hours. If you observe basic rules of hygiene, ie do not wear other people's things (including earrings), not someone else was finishing a cigarette, do not use someone else's lipstick, do not brush your teeth brush someone else's, and so on, can not be infected.

    Furthermore, the microorganisms isolated do not usuallycapable of causing disease. To infect you need a much larger number of microorganisms that can enter the body only through sexual contact.

    Cases of domestic infection is rare, but stilloccur. For example, a rash on the body overage son that his mother was trying to deduce lubricating brilliant green, was a manifestation of secondary syphilis. Three weeks later a woman appeared on the finger wound, which the doctor classified as primary syphilis.

    Doctors - surgeons, dentists and gynecologists mayat risk of occupational exposure. They are in contact with the medium, which may be pathogens, and in fact sometimes torn gloves.


    Myth №5. Douching immediately after intercourse can significantly reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases in women.

    According to modern concepts, not douchingIt reduces the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease. Moreover, it promotes pathogens in the upper sections of the female reproductive organs, contributing to the development of complications (inflammation of the cervix and the uterus). It should be noted that douching is a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis.


    Myth №6. Urination and wash genitals immediately after sexual contact may reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases in men.

    The risk of infection may decline slightly, but how much - is unknown. Harm from such preventive measures will not be. However, to rely on their effectiveness is not worth it.


    Myth №7. Prophylaxis with chlorhexidine is a reliable method.

    No, this is a very unreliable method. He did not give any guarantees. In addition, women douching chlorhexidine promotes vaginal dysbiosis - a so-called bacterial vaginosis.


    Myth №8. The condom has a hole capable of transmitting HIV and the causative agents of sexually transmitted diseases.

    This is not true. Modern scientific research has convincingly shown that latex condoms effectively protect against HIV and other pathogens of sexually transmitted diseases. Provided that the condom has a quality certificate, is not selected (this applies to male condoms, because they come in different sizes), and used correctly. A woman can reduce the likelihood of infection, using candles, cream, pill. However, her partner, these tools will not protect.


    Myths about sexually transmitted diseasesMyth №9. If a man has several times been ill with gonorrhea, he will become impotent.

    If you treat the disease immediately and correctly to menit does not affect potency. If not - gonococcal urogenital their way up the paths and may cause and infertility and impotence, and other diseases.


    Myth №10. There was a diagnostic method that allows one to determine the analysis of all diseases.

    One of the modern methods of diagnosis -polymerase chain reaction (PCR) - really reveals the "culprit" of the disease, including venereal. But this method has its own nuances. If, for example, sick people chlamydia, it has for some time in its body can be "footprints" of the disease. So choose what analysis to do (and there are, there are many - bacteriological, bacterioscopic, serum, culture) should be a doctor.


    Myth №11. There are antibiotics that allow to cure any infection in just three days.

    Universal tablet all there is disease. For example, syphilis treated best with drugs penicillin, Chlamydia - tetracycline. And the special tough circuit only used in the treatment of syphilis and gonorrhea. In other diseases doctor in each case selects the medication and adjusts their reception.

    "Initiative" in the treatment of venerealDisease is strictly contraindicated. After using one drug at the same ailment, you can get a completely different result, that depends ... on the acidity of the stomach, for example. In addition, certain diseases rarely occur alone.

    Most often, "the company" with gonorrhea accountstreat trichomoniasis or chlamydia, and sometimes far from dermatology diseases such as viral hepatitis, which is transmitted during sexual intimacy. Having cured one of them the drug recommended by a neighbor or a medical guide, you can develop in other microbes immune to this medicine.

    And do not ignore the recommendations for admissiondrugs. Did you know that alcohol, even in small quantities (beer, rum, cola) interacts with the antibiotic as alkaline with acid? There is a common reaction of neutralization!

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