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Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by PublicHealthNig: 12:59pm On Aug 14, 2017
Top 5 sexually transmitted Disease in Nigeria

Sexually transmitted disease are also known as Venereal Diseases are diseases that are transmitted from one person to the other through sexual activity, this incudes anal , vaginal or MouthAction.
The rate of sexually transmitted disease and rapes especially of the underage (child rape) has become a major public health challenge in Nigeria
http://www.publichealth.com.ng/rape-if-you-see-these-5-signs-he-might-be-a-rapist/
The high rate of prostitution and the glorification of commercial sex activities and schemes in higher institutions of learning has also exacerbated the level of sexually transmitted disease in the country. Teenagers are not also left out as their tendencies to explore new things and prove to their parents and peers that they have come of age has landed many in hospitals for all the wrong reasons.
As sex divert more teenagers from class rooms to maternity wards, unfaithful husbands and promiscuous wives have also brought home diseases from one night stands/ accidental quickies and destroyed their families.
http://www.publichealth.com.ng/7-things-sexually-transmitted-diseases-destroy/

At public health Nigeria, we have provided the list of the top 5 sexually transmitted diseases based on published studies and how to avoid them.

1. GONORRHEA
Gonorrhea is the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease (STD) in Nigeria. In fact, in 1963, WHO found Lagos to have the highest gonorrhea rate in the world? Recent surveys report gonorrhea prevalence to be as high as 28.1%. Some studies show a clear association between gonorrhea and male / female infertility. Penicillinase producing Neisseria gonorrhea prevalence varies from 44.4% in Zaria to 80% in Ibadan.
There are major several complications that arises in the event that a gonorrhea remains untreated, this could be related to the body tissues, reproductive capacity and deformities in new born see full details in the link below

http://www.publichealth.com.ng/gonorrhea-what-sexually-active-men-and-women-must-know/

2. HIV/AIDS
According to UNAIDS, The number of people living with HIV in Nigeria is between 2, 600 000 – 4, 500 000 more than double the population of some states. The prevalence rate of the disease among Adults aged 15 to 49 is 3.1%. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease that has no cure currently.
Rivers, Taraba and Kaduna are the top three states with the highest level of HIVAIDS infection in Nigeria while Ekiti, Zamfara and Bauchi has the lowest rates. Globally more than 33 million people are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS has complicated the lives of millions in Nigeria, before the advent of free antiretroviral drugs many perished. In addition, due to the high rate of stigma many infected individuals are not taking advantage of the free anti-retroviral drugs and screening programs available. While many others who are infected, unknowingly infect their loved ones because they do not know they carry the virus.
Find all you need to know about HIV/AIDS below
www.publichealth.com.ng/hivaids-what-is-hiv-symptoms-transmission-phases-diagnosis-treatment/


3. Trichomonasis
The Federal Ministry of Health reported the National average prevalence rate of
9.8% for trichomoniasis. The condition is caused by the one-celled protozoan organism Trichomonas vaginalis which is transmitted during sexual activity. It could also be spread by sharing intimacy gadgets or the used of intimacy gadgets that have been contaminated with the disease causing organism.
About 70 percent of people with trichomoniasis don't experience any signs or symptoms.
Having trichomoniasis can also cause genital inflammation that makes it easier to get infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, or to pass the HIV virus to a sex partner. See link details below candidiasis.


4. Candidiasis
The Federal Ministry of Health reported the National average prevalence rate of
9.62% for Candidiasis.
Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by yeasts that belong to the genus Candida. There are over 20 species of Candida yeasts that can cause infection in humans, the most common of which is Candida albicans. Candida yeasts normally reside in the intestinal tract and can be found on mucous membranes and skin without causing infection; however, overgrowth of these organisms can cause symptoms to develop.

http://www.publichealth.com.ng/toilet-infections-causes-symptoms-remedies-prevention/


5. Syphilis
The incidence of syphilis has also gone up by 134% in men over the last five years. Syphilis.
Syphilis is a highly contagious disease spread primarily by sexual activity, including oral and anal sex.
Syphilis is caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum and it is the only known sexually transmitted disease to cause madness. Yes long-term infection with syphilis can cause brain damage and blindness.
The disease can complicate the life of an individual in the long run if left untreated. There are 4 stages of syphilis each with its distinct features.


http://www.publichealth.com.ng/syphilis-symptoms-of-the-4-stages-risk-factors/


NB

The truth about Staphylococcus

By now you must have noticed that we omitted staphylococcus aureus from the list, yes unlike what you see quacks advertising in buses and vans, Tvs and radio Staphylococcus aureus infection is not considered as a sexually transmitted disease ,
Staphylococcus aureus is a common bacteria that many people have on their skin or in their nose. It can be transmitted via skin to skin contact. Although the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain has been implicated in many infection the condition has not been classified as such.










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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by PehaKaso: 1:32pm On Aug 14, 2017
grin


NwaAmaikpe oooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by PehaKaso: 1:33pm On Aug 14, 2017
angry
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by Untainted007: 1:33pm On Aug 14, 2017
Abstinence/protection or one partner is the key to prevention. Some guys or ladies have turned their PRIVATE COMPANY to PUBLIC COMPANY that anybody buys shares there. Lemme say little before they say I av stepped on their wounded toes, but if you can't abstain then use a protection and do a regular body check ups.

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by djemillionia: 1:33pm On Aug 14, 2017
cheesy
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by GreatEvilBeast(m): 1:33pm On Aug 14, 2017
Someone cannot Kpansh in peace again!! angry

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by Nobody: 1:33pm On Aug 14, 2017
grin you just spoil biz for yemkem and co
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by PehaKaso: 1:33pm On Aug 14, 2017
shocked
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by Nine11: 1:33pm On Aug 14, 2017
Herpes

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by braine(m): 1:34pm On Aug 14, 2017
Okay. Noted.
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by Akachukwu42(m): 1:34pm On Aug 14, 2017
booked noni
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by hollowpot15684(m): 1:34pm On Aug 14, 2017
end time sign.
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by Yeligray(m): 1:34pm On Aug 14, 2017
They are all free

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by Nobody: 1:34pm On Aug 14, 2017
Great and informative article; however, I have a bone to pick with you, op:

Why all italics?

Learn some formatting please!
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by 0b100100111: 1:34pm On Aug 14, 2017



Won't still hide the fact that "Skin-Diving" is the sweetest!

And that, Variety is the spice of life....



#TeamSkinToSkin

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by SweetBoyFriend(m): 1:34pm On Aug 14, 2017

This is small compared to what we have in the USA

Herpes, human papillomavirus and HIV are wrecking havoc in the USA

The cause ?? Unprotected sex is glorified in the USA

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by PehaKaso: 1:35pm On Aug 14, 2017
cool
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by Griffon(m): 1:35pm On Aug 14, 2017
Oga Gonorhea sitting comfortably on his throne grin grin grin

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by enimooko: 1:35pm On Aug 14, 2017
I imagine some nairalanders shaking. Some may know why?
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by muller101(m): 1:35pm On Aug 14, 2017
grin interesting topic for those who have it already and also for those willing to have it.

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by NicestDude: 1:36pm On Aug 14, 2017
With our Vaseline we are pretty safe.. Haters keep hating

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by lycan2: 1:36pm On Aug 14, 2017
ijeoma come and ccc ooh grin grin grin grin grin shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by Sleyanya1(m): 1:36pm On Aug 14, 2017
shocked

Very Educative one @ Op.


But wait oo...

How Ibadan guys go do for that 80% I dey see for up there Since most of these STDs are very passive in females.

Abstain Absolutely. cheesy
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by ChangetheChange: 1:36pm On Aug 14, 2017
grin grin grin


Something like this

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by issahjack: 1:36pm On Aug 14, 2017
noted
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by olapluto(m): 1:37pm On Aug 14, 2017
NicestDude:
With our Vaseline we are pretty safe.. Haters keep hating
You can actually get some STDs from eating cold suya.

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by mccoy47(m): 1:37pm On Aug 14, 2017
Wow! So Staph is not an STI!
Thanks op

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by victor8269: 1:37pm On Aug 14, 2017
Team Abstinence

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Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by dayleke: 1:37pm On Aug 14, 2017
He who has ears noni....
Eni ti o ba leti, e je ki o fi gboran.....
Re: Top 5 Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Nigeria by tspun(m): 1:37pm On Aug 14, 2017
ok

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