Facts: STIs are on the Rise
The rate of sexually transmitted infections is on the rise. No matter what your gender, age or sexual orientation is, you could contract an STI from just one instance of unprotected sex. As sexual health is more important and information about how to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) becomes easier available, it is expected that there will be fewer cases of STIs. If you’re looking for an online pharmacy that offers mail order delivery, Canada Drugs Direct can help you locate your medication online and then deliver it to your door. We are a certified participant in the Canadian International Pharmacy Association and recognize the importance of having access to cheap, convenient drugs.
With 208,755 cases recorded in 2013, Chlamydia accounted for nearly half of all STI cases. Herpes is the most common STI, with 93% of all cases increasing between 2004 and 2013. The number of cases of Gonorrhea reported has increased by 42% and the number of people who have contracted Pelvic Inflammatory Disorder (PID), has risen by 25%.
Reports indicate that STI cases are increasing. What can we do?
How to Protect Yourself
You are responsible for protecting yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). To receive treatment for a sexually transmitted disease (STD), you should get your symptoms checked out by a doctor if you suspect you have been infected.
1. Use a Condom
Safe sex is the best way to avoid getting an STI. When having intercourse, use either a female or a male condom to protect you from STIs. The best defense against STIs is to use latex condoms.
2. Talk openly
For many years, sexual health has been a subject that is embarrassing and stigmatized. This has led to a common reluctance of people to openly discuss STIs and STDs. You should talk to your partner if you suspect that they have been infected with an STI. This can be addressed and you can go to the clinic or doctor to have your concerns resolved.
3. Reduction in the Number of Sexual Partners
If you have sexual contact with a greater number of people, your chances of contracting an STI are higher. Limit your sexual partners to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections.
4. Get tested
Common sexually transmitted infections usually present few or no symptoms. Because many STIs don’t have obvious symptoms, it is possible to be infected even if you don’t know. If you are concerned and asking yourself the question “Could I be infected with an STI?” you should have your STI tested. Tests are quick and painless, and can be done at home using quick STI kits.
5. Take care
A variety of the most common STIs can quickly be treated with a course or creams of antibiotics. Untreated infections can cause serious and long-term health problems. It is important to have your STIs tested in order to receive the best treatment.