A viral, fungal or bacterial infection can be transmitted via intimate contact. Of course there may be several forms of infection which can be transmitted via genital contact; the definition of sexually transmitted disease is isolated to conditions that are dependent on sexual contact for its transmission and propagation. Venereal disease is a terminology of similar definition but is typically associated with five generally acknowledged diseases.

STD or Sexually transmitted diseases can also be caught non-sexually but for most adult infection cases, the premature infection brought about by contamination through an intermediary catalyst such as towels, toilet seats or bathing facilities is virtually nonexistent.Here are shocking truth about STDs

The medical definition of an STD limits it to a description of more than a cluster of 20 various infections brought about by the exchange of exudates, or internal fluids such as blood, semen and via direct bodily contact with affected carriers of STD’s.

The onset of adolescence is an opportune time where several health risk behaviors are established and can be a window for exposure to a handful of sexually transmitted infections. Health-compromising practices during the adolescent stages increase the rate of sexually transmitted disease transmission dramatically.

Various instances such as unsafe sexual intercourse, alcohol and prohibited drugs experimentation are considered normative behavior for adolescents. Of course these acts result as a health risk and promote the acquisition of sexually transmitted disease. This results in several people in these demographic exhibiting STD symptoms early on and on multiple occasions.

The acquisition of STD at this normative stage can result to serious health repercussions that alter the reproductive course of a carrier’s life, such as sterility, infertility, neonatal transmission, various forms of cancer and even worse, AIDS.

STD Symptoms that may be overlooked can be any of the following manifestations:

An adolescent who experiences bleeding may think it is an extension of her period and does not consider STD testing until other symptoms appear such as vaginal burning and abnormal genital discharge.

rtdfgvhAdolescent males may think that a discharge from their penis may be a result of poor hygiene or pre-cum but when accompanied by a painful burning sensation and difficulty in urination should be candidate for a consultation.

Men and Women develop rashes as part of symptoms associated with several STD’s but are often not considered a market by many in the adolescent stage in view of something less severe such as a case of the pox or measles. STD testing should be recommended if the candidate has already experienced pox or measles but exhibit “like” symptoms.