The term STD stand for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. These particular diseases are infections that are passed on from person to person through sexual contact. However, they can also be spread through blood transfusions, unsterilized needles and breastfeeding. STD’s are also referred to as STI’s (Sexually Transmitted Infections), or venereal diseases (VD). STD is an umbrella term given to a range of sexually transmitted diseases. They can be caused by viruses, bacteria, yeast infections and parasites.
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STDs have been around for hundreds of years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 20 million people contract an STI in America every year. Half of this number are among young people aged 15 to 24. With the increase of STDs being apparent (80% of sexually active people will experience a HPV infection in a lifetime), it’s no surprise that the United States are spending about 16 billion dollars a year on direct costs.
There are over 20 different STD’s (that we know of). The most common are Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Hepatitis and HIV. Most can be curable but more intense STD’s such as HIV is not. Once infected with the HIV virus, the person will carry it for life. HIV was known as a killer only a few decades ago but today, medication is able to treat its symptoms and prevent it from progressing onto AIDS which gives the carrier a longer, better quality of life.
While medical treatments work in treating a variety of STD’s, we discuss alternative and organic treatments that may also be able to help. At cannabisMD we aim to provide all of the information that you need in regards to STDs with its causes, factors, signs, symptoms, medical and the alternative treatments.
One of the possible treatments we discuss is in the cannabis plant. While is holds plenty of medical benefits, it’s psychoactive chemical compound known as THC has shown promising results in treating patients who carry HIV.