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STD List: What Are The Different Types Of Stds In Nigeria

STD List: We analyzed the full details about sexually transmitted infections or disease few days ago and many people are eager to know more about the top list of familiar STDs in Nigeria.

For Further reading: read the full post on facts about sexually transmitted infections HERE

On this note, Natural Remedy Lab carefully combines the top list of Common Types of STDs in Nigeria.

Here are Natural Remedy Lab’s top STD List in Nigeria:

STD List By Name: Chlamydia Infection

Causative Agent: Bacterium Chlamydia
Area Affected: Genitals (Male & Female)
Mode of transmission: Vaginal, Oral & Anal sex; Mother to child during childbirth
Prevalence: Greater than hundred thousand new cases in Nigeria
Symptoms: Abnormal vaginal discharge, burning sensation during urination, itching around the genitals & frequent urination.
Treatment: Antibiotics with abstinence from sex till infection disappears.
Complications: early detection helps in getting effective treatment. If left untreated, it could cause serious complication during pregnancy and may open doors to other STIs.
Risk Factors: Unprotected sex, multiple sex partners & early exposure to sex

STD List By Name: Trichomoniasis

Causative Agent: Parasite Trichomonas vaginalis
Area Affected: Genitals (Male & Female)
Mode of Transmission: Vaginal sex
Prevalence: Greater than one million new cases annually in Nigeria
Symptoms: Itching around the genitals, painful urination, vaginal discharge with bad odour, discharge from the pennies & painful ejaculation.
Risk Factors: Unprotected sex, having multiple sex partners & presence of other STIs.
Complications: difficulties during pregnancy & exposure to other STDs.

STD List By Name: Gonorrhea

Causative Agent: Bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae ; also Gonococcus
Area Affected: Genitals (male & female)
Mode of transmission: Vaginal, oral & anal sex; mother to child during childbirth.
Prevalence: Greater than one million new cases annually in Nigeria
Symptoms: Pain in the testicles in male & pelvis in female, bleeding from the genitals & discharge from the genitals.
Treatment: Antibiotics with abstinence from sex till infection disappear.
Complication: Infertility, problems during pregnancy & exposure to other STDs.
Risk Factors: Having multiple sex partners & unprotected sex.

Further Reading  Gonorrhea Treatment | How To Treat Gonorrhea On Your Own

Read Also: Effective Natural Remedy For Gonorrhea

STD List By Name: HPV- Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection

Causative Agent: Human papillomavirus
Area Affected: Genitals (Male & Female), Mouth, Throat & Anus
Mode of Transmission: Vaginal, oral & anal sex, skin-to-skin sexual contact, mother to child during pregnancy.
Prevalence: Greater than one million new cases annually in Nigeria
Symptoms: Genitals & Skin warts.
Treatment: HPV vaccine for prevention, treatment of symptoms to avoid spread of infection. There is no cure.
Complication: If untreated, it can open the door to cancer and genital warts.
Risk Factors: Unprotected sex & having multiple sex partners

STD List By Name: Genital Herpes

Causative Agent: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
Area Affected: Genitals (Male & Female)
Mode of Transmission: Vaginal, oral & anal sex, Skin-to-skin sexual contact, Mother to child during childbirth.
Prevalence: Greater than one million new cases per year in Nigeria
Symptoms: Sore in the genitals, pain & itching around the genitals, burning sensation while urinating, discharge from the genitals.
Treatment: There is no cure but symptoms can be treated with antiviral medications to reduce symptoms and spread to others.
Complications: It can weaken the immune system, complication during pregnancy, spread to other vital organs in the body. It can as well cause blindness, brain damage & death in new born.
Risk Factors: Unprotected sex, having multiple sex partners.

STD List By Name: Syphilis

Causative Agent: Bacterium Treponema pallidum
Area Affected: Genitals (Male & Female), Mouth, It can spread to other body parts
Mode of Transmission: Vaginal, oral & anal sex, mouth via kissing, mother to child during pregnancy.
Prevalence: Less than hundred thousand new cases annually in Nigeria
Symptoms: Painless sore around the genitals, enlarge nymph node around the affected area, presence of rashes in the genitals.
Treatment: Use condom for prevention & antibiotics for treatment.
Complications: If left untreated, it can spread across vital organs in the body and cause irreversible damage.
Risk Factors: having intercourse with same sex, unsafe sex, having multiple sex partners.

Further Reading  Syphilis Treatment | How To Treat Syphilis At Home

Read Also: Natural Home Made  Remedy For Syphilis

STD List By Name: Hepatitis B Infection

Causative Agent: Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
Area Affected: Liver
Mode of Transmission: Exposure to blood or body fluids of infected person, during childbirth, unprotected sex with an infected partner, blood transfusion, sharing of sharp objects.
Prevalence: Greater than one million new cases annually in Nigeria
Symptoms: Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, general body weakness, fever.
Risk Factors: Unprotected sex, having multiple sex partners, sharing sharp objects.
Treatment: There are vaccines for prevention as well as antiviral oral medications for treatment.
Complications: If left untreated, it could cause serious liver damage o cancer.

Read Also: List Of Common Types Of Cancers In Nigeria

STD List By Name: HIV Infection

Causative Agent: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Area Affected: The immune system
Mode of Transmission: Exposure to infected blood or body fluids including breast milk of an infected person, having sexual intercourse with infected person.
Prevalence: Greater than hundred thousand new cases annually in Nigeria
Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes, fever, sores in the mouth / throat, night sweat, weight loss.
Treatment: There are antiretroviral drugs used in management and control of HIV infection. Early detection is vital in the treatment. With treatment, an infected individual can live a normal life for the rest of his/her lifetime.
Complication: early detection is essential in getting effective treatment to reduce the effect and spread of the virus in the body. If left untreated, it may lead way to other opportunist infections and later metamorphosed into AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).
Risk Factors: Unsafe sex, having multiple sex partners, sharing of sharp objects, blood transfusion, organ transplant.

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STD List By Name: Crab Louse (Pubic lice)

Causative Agent: Parasitic Insect (Pubic Louse)
Area Affected: Pubic hair, eye lashes
Mode of Transmission: Intimate contact, sharing of towels, cloths & bed
Prevalence: Less than hundred thousand new case annually in Nigeria
Symptoms: Itching around the area affected, discoloration of affected parts
Treatment: Application of lice medication on affected parts to kill the lice
Complication: If left untreated, it can cause infection in the eye and irritation on the skin.

STD List By Name: Vaginal Yeast Infection

Causative Agent: Candida albicans
Area Affected: Vagina
Mode of transmission: excessive growth of yeast in the vaginal
Prevalence: Greater than hundred thousand new cases annually in Nigeria
Symptoms: Itching around the genitals, discomfort around the genitals, vaginal discharge, pain during intercourse, sores around the genitals.
Treatment: There are antibiotics medications that can help in treating yeast infections.
Complication: Problem during pregnancy
Risk Factors: High estrogen level, diabetes, unsafe sex & certain medications.

Read Also: How To Cure Erectile Dysfunction Naturally

Note: This list is not arranged or based on any chronological order. The list is based on Natural Remedy Lab opinion and is subject to change at any given time.

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    Ruan Greyling

    (June 6, 2018 - 9:40 AM)

    First thanks to you….

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