SEXUALLY transmitted diseases are a serious business with some STIs causing infertility, blindness or paralysis if left untreated. These are the diseases we should all be testing for, and the symptoms to look out for. What the most common STIs – and what are the symptoms? 1. Chlamydia Chlamydia is the most common STI in the UK – and is easily passed on during unprotected sex. In 2013, more than 200,000 Brits tested positive for the disease – and nearly 70 per cent of them were under 25. Most people don’t experience any symptoms, and don’t realise they are infected. Symptoms can include pain or a burning sensation during sex, and an unusual discharge. Women might also experience pain in the lower abdomen during or after sex, and bleeding after sex. In men, chlamydia can also cause a pain or tenderness in the testicles. It is easily treatable with antibiotics but, if left to fester, can make you infertile. 2. HPV Human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes genital warts, is the second most common STI here in Britain. There were nearly 74,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012. The warts are usually painful, but may be itchy or red. Occasionally, they cause… Read full this story
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