Sexually transmitted diseases increased again: Concern about syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea

The risk bell strikes at the new increase in some in the European Union in 2022. Syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia are sexually transmitted diseases that increased up to 48% over 2021, according to ECDC data. 2022 was the second consecutive year to see such an increase in cases of sex diseases, reports the European Center for Disease Control & Prevention (ECDC). ECDC, in its new report, mentions a “concerned increase” in cases of syphilis, gonorrhea (blennorrhoea) and chlamydia. This ‘means that there is an urgent need to increase information on sexually transmitted diseases’, he points out. Prevention, access to treatments and compliance must also be strengthened in order to address the problem. According to ECDC data, in the 27 EU Member States and the European Economic Area, there was an increase in 2022 in: 48% in gonorrhea cases 34% in syphilis cases 16% in chlamydia patients Cases of aphrodisiac lymphocchioma (LGV) and syphilis related cases were also significantly increased. Syphilis is called a relative when transmitted by the mother to the fetus. Prevention ECDC stresses that we must take measures to protect ourselves and our sexual partners. Preventive control of sexually transmitted diseases is necessary for early diagnosis and treatment, he stresses. It is highly recommended for those who have young or multiple sexual partners. Control must be done before the start of new sexual relationships without condom, it explains. This is because sex diseases often do not cause symptoms, resulting in transmission unknowingly of their carriers. If someone suspects he is infected, they should immediately consult a doctor. Direct treatment is vital to prevent further transmission and potential complications. Although sexually transmitted diseases are mostly curable, they may have serious complications if not treated. Inflammatory pelvic disease or chronic pain may develop if they are left untreated with chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis. Chlamydia and gonorrhea may also lead to infertility. Similarly, syphilis may have neurological and cardiovascular complications. In the event of pregnancy, incurable syphilis may have consequences for the foetus. Source:

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