Los Angeles California (PRWEB) June 17, 2015
It’s remarkable how despite the proliferation of sexual wellness practices and sex education in general, the rise in the number of people who contract STDs every year is unabated. Knowing the most probable causes of the same can help youngsters and adults stay safe in their sexual pursuits. Here’s a quick look at PositiveSingles’ list of the most likely explanations for this unfortunate STD rise:
The years 2013-14 saw the rapid growth of syphilis by about 79%, HIV by 33%, and gonorrhea cases by 30%. According to the Rhode Island health department, one of the key causes is the use of apps such as these where casual sex and little background information are the norm. The NYU research of 2013 proves that Craigslist hookups led to a 16% increase in HIV infections, between 1999 and 2008, across 33% states.
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As one night stands become increasingly popular, particularly because of hookup and casual dating sites such as Tinder, people tend to forget even the basics of sex ed. The key factor which leads to STDs including HIV, HPV, syphilis, etc. is, of course, unprotected sex.
Lack of Understanding
A ‘Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ report in 2012 outlined how 60% of HIV infected people in the US, in the age group of 13 to 24 years, were unaware of their infection. The conclusion drawn was that though many of them were aware of the general threat of STDs, most had no idea about the method of transmission.
Syringes are a lethal instrument in the transmission of STDs, but many people aren’t even aware of this. Even blood transfusions can lead to infection. Also, the age bracket comprises almost 25% cases of new HIV infections every year, a fact explained by the sheer lack of understanding of how these diseases get transmitted.
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