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The Numbers Game

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Most people know that sexually transmitted diseases are curable if treated, but should this be an excuse not take the disease seriously? Shouldn’t a health scare of any kind cause people to rethink their actions? Hopefully the answers would be a resounding “yes” but what if a close call does not make a person become more careful with their sexual health?

An amazing fact is that there have been so many people who have had an STD more than once continuing to go back for treatments and playing Russian roulette with their health. In addition to their own safety, they could be playing with the well-being of another. What if for arguments sake, one time is not enough to make someone take getting an STD seriously. How many STDs are too many to have? Is there a greater risk if you are infected more than once? The answer is just one and may be information to pass on to the younger generation informing them to be careful and to always take precautions when engaging in sexual activity. The best advice would be to tell them to avoid having sex all together but since this is hardly likely, there needs to be more education available. They should know to be careful with oral sex and to use a condom at all times when having sex.

In the United Stated each year more than 19 million people are infected with an STD. In addition to this statistic, is also the fact that women are being affected with these diseases much more frequently than men. This information is based on data provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services. For more information go to: http://www.4woman.gov/faq/sexually-transmitted-infections.cfm#1. This is something to take under consideration since women can develop fertility problems. Also, if they become pregnant, the unborn child can become infected with the disease.

To answer the question once again, how many times is too many times to have an STD. Anytime more than one is too many times.

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