Most people would say that STDs have become a common thing in today’s society, and the statistics gathered by STDtestexpress.com show this to be true. An estimated number of 65 million of Americans live with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) on a daily basis, and the number of people infected with HIV/AIDS is rapidly reaching half a million.
But there is a lot of good news as well – and much of it has not been getting enough attention in the global media. So let’s take a look at 3 of the most important STI facts you might not know about.
- Cures for HIV Are Already in the Works
A 44-year old is one of 50 people taking part in a special set of tests using brand new HIV treatments. The scientists conducting the trial have told The Sunday Times that the virus is now completely undetectable, and only dormant cells remain. Should they be cleared as well, it could mean a major step forward in the treatment of serious STIs.
- The Result of an Imbalance
Most STIs are simply the result of a lack of balance between naturally occurring bacteria in the body. The Candida, for example, is a microbe naturally found in the vagina. Its growth is normally kept in check by another microbe known as the Lactobacillus bacteria. If anything prevents it from doing its job, you get the nasty symptoms of a yeast infection.
- STIs Are Not All as Bad as They Seem
According to cdc.gov, genital herpes and HPV warts in men and women are the two most common types of STIs you will encounter, with most sexually active people being infected. Although there is no cure for herpes as of yet, there are highly effective treatments that can make it possible to live with the disease and prevent your partners from getting it. As for HPV-related infections, they are considered easiest to cure among all STIs.