Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HPV: what are the harmless sign you have to go to the doctor

The reason is that Many sexually transmitted diseases cause to the beginning of no or only non-specific complaints. In the early stages, many STDs are curable or at least treatable. Anyone who is hesitating going to the doctor in spite of complaints, runs the risk that the disease sometimes leads to severe consequential damages.

  • Chlamydia infection: place 1 of the sex diseases
  • Gonorrhea: Risk Of Infertility
  • Syphilis: more and more cases
  • Trichomoniasis infection: infection by parasites
  • Hepatitis B Attacks the liver
  • Genital herpes: Once infected, always infected
  • HIV: the causative agent of AIDS

Chlamydia infection: place 1 of the sex diseases

Chlamydia infections occur throughout the world. The bacteria infect the urinary tract and reproductive organs. Often the symptoms are only weakly developed or absent. Therefore, it remains a chlamydia infection is often a long time undetected and can be used both in the body as well as in the population more spread out.

Chlamydia infection: What you should know

The Clap (Gonorrhea): Risk Of Infertility

Early therapy for gonorrhea is particularly important to avoid complications. One of such complications as infertility for example. In particular, in the case of infected women, symptoms are often mild, so that gonorrhea is often detected late.

Gonorrhea: What you should know

Syphilis (Lues): more and more cases

Syphilis can without therapy, spontaneous healing, a guarantee that there is not. Who can not be treated, is a risk: The pathogen can lead to years after infection, irreparable physical damage. In Germany the number of reported cases in the last few years has increased.

Syphilis: What you should know

Trichomonas infection (Trichomoniasis): infection by parasites

The Trichomoniasis is caused by parasites. Treacherous: About every second person Infected has no symptoms, and can infect others without knowing it.

Trichomoniasis infection: What you should know

Hepatitis B Attacks the liver

Hepatitis B is a contagious , acute or chronic inflammation of the liver. The virus can in various Ways in the body, In Germany this is usually done through sexual contacts. Normally Hepatitis B in adults heals without any special treatment. There are, however, exceptions: Hepatitis B, a chronic course, it can take the liver permanently damage.

Hepatitis B: What you should know

Herpes genitalis (genital herpes): Once infected, always infected

Curable herpes is not genital – the virus will remain for life in your body. You can also be years after infection by external influences active again and discomfort trigger.

Genital herpes: What you should know

HPV infection: From warts to cancer

Human papilloma virus (HPV) can result in the body to various diseases. Depending on the type of virus – so far, more than 100 different types are known – this can be harmless but annoying genital warts to cervical cancer and its precursors.

HPV infection: What you should know

HIV: the causative agent of AIDS

Many people do not know that they are infected with the HI Virus symptoms are similar to the beginning, often that of a flu. Months to years after the infection can pass HIV infection to the immune deficiency disease AIDS. HIV or AIDS are currently incurable, but it is always better to treat.

HIV & AIDS: What you should know

By the way: The world health organization WHO estimates, worldwide every day about a Million people with a venereal disease to infect. How many people in Germany are living with a sexually transmitted disease, is unknown, because for most of the sexually transmitted diseases in this country there is no mandatory reporting.


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