Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Men
Looking for information about common sexually transmitted diseases in men? Believe it or not, the list of common sexually transmitted diseases in men is different from the list of common sexually transmitted diseases in women. Below you will find information about a few of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in men, such as HIV/AIDS, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. You can reduce your chances of being infected with a sexually transmitted disease by wearing a condom during any sexual relations.
- HIV/AIDS. The most common sexually transmitted disease in men is HIV/AIDS. For whatever reason, black men are more susceptible to HIV/AIDS than white men are. From 2001 through 2004, 51% of new cases of HIV/AIDS in men were black men. Common symptoms of HIV/AIDS include flu-like symptoms, rashes, fatigue, and fungal infections in your throat.
- Gonorrhea. Symptoms of gonorrhea include a burning sensation while you are urinating and discharge from your urethra. Amongst all Americans, men included, gonorrhea is the second most common sexually transmitted disease. Luckily, gonorrhea can generally be treated with antibiotics. If you believe that you have gonorrhea, you should see a doctor immediately because if gonorrhea is left untreated, it can cause epididymitis, which can potentially lead to infertility.
- Chlamydia. Chlaymdia is a very common sexually transmitted disease in men that are sexually active. You may have chlamydia and not even know it. Symptoms that are sometimes associated with chlamydia include having an inflamed urethra, prostate, and/or testicles. Chlamydia is actually a bacterial infection, which makes it easy to treat.