Sexually Transmitted Diseases – General Information - Safe-sex Sexually Transmitted Diseases – General Information - Safe-sex
מיקום המרפאה: רחוב לוינסקי 108, בתוך התחנה המרכזית החדשה, בקומה 5 (מעל קווי אגד 4,5).
בחרו עמוד

Sex is an important part of our lives, and it is an important part of our physical and social health. During our lifetime we may have various sexual and emotional experiences, however, sometimes, along with the pleasurable experience, we may become exposed to various diseases.

In the past few years the frequency of contracting sexually transmitted diseases has been on the rise, mainly that of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia. Therefore, today, there are several sex clinics in Israel whose purpose is to significantly reduce the number of individuals who contract sexually transmitted diseases and to provide consults and treatment to those who are already affected.

Sexual contact (vaginal, oral and anal) may result in infections, and therefore it is important to know how to identify sexually transmitted diseases at an early stage, but it is even more important to know how to avoid becoming infected with them to begin with. In addition, contracting a sexually transmitted disease increases the chances of getting HIV, which leads to AIDS. Complete and early treatment of sexually transmitted diseases is one of the most important measures for reducing the spread of HIV.

Sexually transmitted diseases can be divided into three categories:

Diseases which are transmitted through parasites, such as pubic lice, which can be treated with over the counter medications with a quick recovery.

Diseases which are transmitted by bacteria, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, which can be treated with various antibiotic medications with a quick recovery.

Diseases which are transmitted through viruses, such as HIV, herpes, HPV and hepatitis, require supportive treatment which assists in treating the symptoms or controlling the disease to allow living a full, long life. Diseases such as herpes and HPV also require the self–healing properties of the body.

Sexually transmitted diseases can also be classified according to the types of symptoms:

  1. Diseases which are mainly expressed by secretions of the penis or the vagina.
  2. Diseases which are mainly expressed by lesions, such as ulcers and sores on the genitals.
  3. Diseases which are mainly expressed by itchiness, redness, and peeling of the skin on the genitals.
  4. Diseases which do not appear on the genitals.

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