Developing my research on Monterey County STD spike I have focused over the last couple of days on the long-term effects on sexually transmitted diseases specifically gonorrhea and syphilis. Syphilis and gonorrhea are able to be treated but what I did not know is what happens if it is not treated on time, what are the long-term effects.
I went on Planned Parenthood website and read the areas of gonorrhea and syphilis, I found out a lot of long-term effects. For Gonorrhea medication can stop the infection but it cannot repair the damage that the infection has caused to the body, Gonorrhea can cause infertility men and women if it is not treated and people who have gonorrhea most likely have Chlamydia as well. As for syphilis it can cause brain damage, blindness, heart disease or even death. Infected by gonorrhea and syphilis can cause child defects, both being passed by natural birth. In particular syphilis is very serious on a fetus because it can damage the brain, heart, bones and blindness.
As I was reading the long-term effects of these sexually transmitted disease it was shocking to read how bad are the long-term effects, I always knew that sexually transmitted disease were serious and had long-term effects but I wasn’t aware how exactly it affected the human body and that it can even cause death! If young adults were informed and aware more they would be able to prevent these long term effects and not cost them to be infertile, passing on the STD to the fetus, health issues or possible death.