The Importance Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Sexually transmitted infections/diseases (STIs/STDs) have been present in the human populous for centuries. Before modern medicine there was widespread transmission of infections/diseases with very little or no available treatment. Today we have antibiotics and a network of tracking STIs/STDs to help deter their spread. How these STIs/STDs were introduced into the United States, the domain for this work, is a point of debate but they are clearly present. The 2016 Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance report from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states for the third year in a row there was an increase in the reported rates of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. The media, whether it be newspaper, magazine, or…show more content…
Chlorine in the water kills hepatitis A virus here in the US, however, an infected food worker can spread the virus. A person infected with hepatitis A doesn’t always feel bad. There could be a period of few weeks to a few months that an infected person might feel sick. Older people might be sicker than others when infected with the hepatitis A. Young children with hepatitis A usually don’t display any of the signs associated with hepatitis A. Signs and symptoms of hepatitis A can be any or all of the following: yellow (jaundice) skin or eyes, tiredness, fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, light stools, dark urine. Usually a person infected with hepatitis A improves with no treatment and no lasting liver damage. Most symptoms last less than two months, however some people may be ill for as long as six months. Rarely but on occasion hepatitis A can cause liver failure and death. These extreme occurrences usually affect people 50 years of age or older or those with additional liver diseases, ie hepatitis B or C. The only way to confirm you have been infected with hepatitis A is with a medical exam by your health care provider who will exam and test for the hepatitis A virus. If diagnosed with hepatitis A you

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