top ten STDs

Medically Reviewed by Dr Sravya, MBBS, MS 

Introduction

Are you prepared to safeguard your health from infections and disorders that are transferred sexually? Some of these illnesses are more well-known; you have heard of HIV, genital herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Though many more go unmentioned. Knowing about these prevalent STDs will help you save your loved ones from future health issues.

In this article, we address some of your challenging and occasionally uneasy inquiries regarding the signs and symptoms of top ten STDs. You’ll discover what sexual disease is known as “the clap,” why herpes is frequently referred to as an STD, and which infections can slumber for a very long period. Additionally, you can learn about the most effective methods of treating chlamydia, herpes, HIV, and other STDs.

Table of Contents

Following are the top ten STDs:

1. Chlamydia

Symptoms:

2. Gonorrhoea

Symptoms:

3. Syphilis

Symptoms:

4. Hepatitis C

5. Hepatitis B

Symptoms

There is no cure for hepatitis B, but there is a vaccine. Symptoms of hepatitis B include:

6. Hepatitis A

Symptoms

7. Herpes simplex virus (HSV)

Symptoms

8. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Symptoms

9. Genital warts

Symptoms

10. Trichomoniasis

Symptoms

Conclusion

This article highlights the top ten STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), including HIV, genital herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. Chlamydia is the most common, affecting adults under 30 and causing infertility if untreated. Gonorrhea, caused by Neisseria, affects men and women and spreads through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Syphilis, a common STD in Australia, had 4,398 infections in 2017, with 85% reported in men. Hepatitis C is the primary cause, with 80 million active infections worldwide. Hepatitis B is a viral infection that cannot be cured, and Herpes simplex virus affects around 1 in 8 sexually active adults.