Doubling of Syphilis in Oslo

Doubling of Syphilis in Oslo

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The residents of the Netherlands are not unaware of STIs. On the contrary, it’s a common concern in the country, especially in cities like Oslo and Amsterdam. The authorities have taken strict measures to control the issue at hand. They have been making slow progress.
They have taken several initiatives to prevent and control STI, and HIV. Moreover, young women have been educated in the regards of prevention of unwanted pregnancies. The country has recently introduced several reforms to prevent unacceptable sexual behavior and violence.
The Current Situation
Regardless of the efforts, the number of syphilis diagnoses at STI clinics rose to 5% from 2015-2017. Unfortunately, the current situation is feared to be far worse with the percentage rising from 10%-15%. The story doesn’t end here; a report was published in 2016 that showed these diseases are more common in the LGBT community.
In heterosexual men, the most common STI remained chlamydia, but Syphilis remains a concern as it’s percentage is continuously increasing. The increase in STI diagnoses in health centers reflects the alarmingly increasing rate of people suffering from several STIs.
STI and Syphilis
Sexually transmitted infections are passed from one person to another is unprotected intercourse of genital contact. These infections are very common in the Netherlands. The only thing that makes this issue worse is most of these SITs don’t have symptoms but severe consequences.
Syphilis is a bacterial infection which can be cured with antibiotic medicine if syphilis gets treated in time. But if its left untouched, it can cause severe damage. Some visible symptoms are sores on genitals. These are painless, but they can spread infections to other people. The STI spreads through the contact of these sores. Most people don’t recognize the presence of these sores until their situation gets far worse. So, spreading awareness about these STIs is crucial.