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Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria

One chronic disease that can cause disorder in the life of a human is Syphilis. As far back 1963, WHO found Lagos to be the highest carrier of gonorrhea in the world.Decades after, it has been made known through available data that the rate at which sexually transmitted disease spreads in Nigeria is alarming. Although one would like to think that this should be a thing of concern to only city dwellers, it suffices to say that there is a rapid movement of these diseases to rural areas as well.

As a matter of fact, it can be argued that owing to lack of proper orientation with regards to STDs, the situation in rural areas is as worse as it is in urban areas.

However, if we’re serious as a people in any way whatsoever, this issue should have been taken seriously enough to attract government attention to initiate necessary control measures to prevent those consequences that cannot be separated from these diseases.

But we also know that to depend on government is to leave the lives of both old and young Nigerians at risk, that’s why we’re taking it upon ourselves to create the awareness of the most prevalent STDs in Nigeria.

1. Chlamydia

Listed as one of the most common diseases that can be transmitted sexually, chlamydia is a bacterial infection that is caused by Chlamydia trachomatis.

Early-stage of this disease usually comes with no sign or symptoms, therefore, making Chlamydia difficult to detect.

2. Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is not only a common infection in Nigeria, it is also one of the serious STDs that threaten our wellbeing.

Caused by the bacterium known as Neisseria Gonorrhea, gonorrhea is a bacterial infection of the genital tract.

3. Syphilis

Syphilis is another serious transmitted disease that has the tendency of becoming deadly if not treated beforehand.Syphilis is likely to attack the heart, brain and nearly all internal organs as time goes on.

4. Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is an infection of the vagina for women and the urethra for men. It is caused by microscopic parasites called Trichomonas vaginalis. It is mostly contracted through sexual intercourse.

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