Most of the heard population feel totally safe in their sexual relations when they use condoms. Most of the data on the internet and elsewhere claim that condoms are an effective defense against HIV/AIDS. However, the under-informed masses are not aware of the fact that condoms don’t offer protection against several Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) like herpes, HPV, syphilis, pubic lice, or scabies.
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They spread through skin to skin genital contact. Even if no fluid exchange happens, these STIs may spread readily and can create a life threatening illness, no where less threatening than the much hyped HIV, which make the immune system weak to the deadly extent. HIV weakens the immune system by lowering the amount of T-Lymphocytes. The normal assortment of T- Lymphocyte is 500 to 1500 which drops below 200 because of HIV infection.
This makes the immune system weak enough for almost any other pathogen to attack the body and cause secondary infection. Usually, the patient dies of secondary disease resulting from the weakened immune system that make the body vulnerable to secondary strikes.
Being a viral infection, antibiotics are of no use to keep the infection of HIV. HIV Vaccine, though affirmed at research stage is still not accessible open marketplace for masses. Sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, HPV, syphilis, pubic lice, or scabies aren’t prevented by means of condoms.
This is a major myth among the masses that condoms prevent all sexually transmitted disease. Moreover, these STIs may lie dormant in the body of the carrier individual with no symptoms or physical manifestation. However, they may transmit the disease to someone who comes from contact. So, its very tricky to find conclusively that a man is infected or not.
However, there are particular misconceptions also about sexually transmitted diseases. They don’t transmit through using same utensils, towels or toilet. However, the severe infection like pubic lice or scabies may transmit by sharing clothing. However, they could be treated by using simple lotions or drugs.