Because the UK is the ‘gonorrhoea capital of Europe,’ an online calculator can forecast your risk of contracting incurable STIs.
BRITS love nothing more than some quality time in bed, but new research suggests that many of us aren’t being as cautious when it comes to avoiding terrible diseases.
In the previous month, searches for’sexually transmitted infections’ (STIs) have increased by 100% across the country.
According to research, the United Kingdom is now Europe’s gonorrhoea capital, with the fourth greatest number of chlamydia cases.
STIs, like any other communicable disease, fluctuate in prevalence in different places, according to the specialists at FromMars.
“Because they rely on sexual contact to infect someone fresh, infection rates are often modest when compared to other contagious viruses like the flu.”
“However, if you’re not careful and allow your emotions to cloud your judgment, you could be in for a rude awakening.”
But how bad is it in your neighborhood? Thankfully, this helpful tool can predict your risk of contracting sexually transmitted illnesses (STIS).
Here’s how to put it to good use.
To begin, go to the STI calculator website.
You’ll be asked where part of the country you live in, followed by the exact area, such as the East Midlands or Leicester.
You simply need to click the ‘go’ button to be presented with information on various illnesses.
In Leicester, for example, there are approximately 854 STIs per 100,000 people.
All rates are calculated per 100,000, with a syphilis rate of 15.2 and a gonorrhoea rate of 123 in the area.
It also determines the prevalence of herpes and HIV, both of which are incurable but treatable diseases.
With 493 instances, chlamydia is the most common cause of STIs in the area.
The bacterial illness is transferred by unprotected sex in all forms, as well as sharing unwashed or unprotected sex equipment.
The bacteria that causes gonorrhoea can sometimes infect your mouth and eyes, as well as the more common sites of the cervix, urethra, and rectum, according to the NHS.
Pregnant women can spread the virus to their unborn child, which can result in blindness if not treated promptly.
What are the telltale signs?
Men and women show different symptoms when they have gonorrhoea.
Symptoms in women include vaginal discharge that is unusually watery or off-color, as well as burning pain when peeing.
Pain in the lower intestines and bleeding between periods or after intercourse are less common symptoms in women.
Symptoms in men include an unusual discharge from the penis, burning after peeing, foreskin swelling, and, in rare cases, testicular pain.
In most cases, it takes a few weeks… Brinkwire News in a Nutshell