STD’s stand for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. These 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 STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), or venereal diseases (VD). STD’s is an umbrella term given to a range of different types of STDs. These can be caused by viruses, bacteria, yeast (yeast infection) and parasites.
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STD’s have been spreading around the globe since the 20th Century when the first record of syphilis was documented. Since then, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 20 million new STIs occur 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 wonder 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 of these are 100% curable but HIV (AIDS) is not curable. Once infected with the HIV virus, the person will carry it for life. While HIV was known as a killer, today, medication is able to treat it’s symptoms, giving 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 might also be able to help. At cannabisMD we aim to provide all of the information that you need in regards to STDs, causes and factors, signs and symptoms, medical and alternative treatments.
One of the possible treatments we discuss is 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 ((human immunodeficiency virus).