When preparing for college, you plan for academics, future endeavors and protecting yourself from the dangers on campus. Not only referring to just security precautions but also STDs. The issue among college campuses and students is simple automatic thought of safety, therefore not getting tested when the problem becomes too late. STDs spread across America faster each and every day.
Chances are the average college student, regardless of race or sexual orientation, is not familiar or aware of their status.
It takes more than the usage of condoms but assuring that you and your partner know of your status.
Common STDs include HPV, HIV/AIDS, and syphilis. It is possible for someone to have no symptoms of an STD.
Collegecandy.com states that, “on average untreated Chlamydia can cause urinary tract infections which can later lead to infertility issues in latter life.”
Gonorrhea, one of the most popular of the diseases, can cause life-threatening issues.
If you are unsure about ways to protect yourself schedule a visit with your health care provider or school infirmary to find out which form of protections is right for you.
Even the usage of condoms consistently and correctly is not foolproof.
They can reduce but not eliminate the intrusion of STDs.
There is no excuse for unsafe sex. Would you rather be a statistic buying condoms or meds for the disease that could have been prevented? It is a travesty that protected sex is not more popular.
Throughout college who knows the countless relationships that will take place. Set standards.
If you lie down with dogs you can get fleas. Testing is crucial for those who don’t know. Be cognizant of your status.
Males can also carry HPV and show no signs of symptoms. Guys must realize that even risking one time without protection, puts partners at risk for cervical cancer.
Know your statistics. Leaderu.com research shows that “sixty-three percent of all sexually transmitted diseases are under the ages of twenty-five years of age.”
The majority of the partners that engage in sexual promiscuities have denied being sexually active in order to engage or have convinced themselves that they are somehow immune to any disease.
Sexually transmitted diseases are not selective. They can attack anyone.
Students come to the realization that abstinence is recommended; it is not always practiced. Don’t be blind. Be SAFE.