Saturday, 06 November 2010
We all know that sex is the most profound and intimate way to express your love for someone. We also know that for many, it’s a way to past the time. Whatever your reasons are to get physically intimate with someone, make sure you play safe and wrap it up.
Too many people out here think they are invincible. In spite of the alarming statistics, there are still people who believe that it’s okay to not play it safe. Well it’s not. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) estimates that more than one million people are living with HIV in the United States. One in five (21%) of those people living with HIV is unaware of their infection.
Despite increases in the total number of people living with HIV in the US in recent years, the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. However, new infections continue at far too high a level, with an estimated 56,300 Americans becoming infected with HIV each year.
Other than HIV/Aids, the most common STDs in the United States are chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, human papillomavirus, hepatitis B, trichomoniasis, and bacterial vaginosis. Adolescents and young adults are the age groups at the greatest risk for acquiring an STD. Approximately 19 million new infections occur each year, almost half of them among people ages 15 to 24.
So keep that in mind when you’re thinking about lying down without protection. Also ask yourself “Is a few moments of pleasure truly worth risking your health over?”
So play it safe and wrap it up.