Herpes, Cold sores, and Sexual Health

Thanks for stopping by. If you suffer from sexually transmitted infections or diseases, you are not alone.

In fact, it is estimated in the United states that there are over 110 million infections from an STD such as herpes, hepatitis chlamydia and HIV. This statistic is for the United States alone. This doesn’t account for many of the other countries where such information is not as closely documented or analysed. According to the CDC (center for disease control) the number of new infections is approximately 20 million per year.

This figure is also estimated to grow as the population continues to grow as well. This also equates to an annual government cost of $16 Billion. Yep, you read that right. Whilst there are both pharmaceutical, and natural cold sore treatments for the symptoms of outbreaks. Many of the diseases are incurable, and if left untreated can cause other health issues long term.

According to the CDC in their fact sheet:

http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/sti-estimates-fact-sheet-feb-2013.pdf

The most common of all STD’s is the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) which CDC believes almost 100% of all sexually active people will contract at some point in their lives usually clears naturally within approximately two years. HPV vaccines are recommended for people around the age of twelve.
Live science suggests that the figures are estimates only due to the usually private nature and topic of sexually transmitted diseases. 
If you feel you may have an STD, do not hesitate. Ensure you get tested and treated as soon as possible. By opening up the discussion on such topics, as a community, we can help combat some of these diseases.