Warnings Your Parents Can’t Talk About

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Dr. Stephen Newdell

It’s a somber moment when I have to put an article like this together, but someone should and as a retired doctor I think it’s my responsibility. Most parents and pastors have no answers about sexually transmitted diseases. I am always amazed at how ignorant most of the general American public is about all things sexual, and particularly diseases. Sexually Transmissible Diseases are an extremely serious subject because some of them can linger, keep you miserable for life, and may kill you.

Why did God really order the destruction of Sodom and Gommorah? Read it again and read between the lines. The whole society was too sick to save!

Genesis 19 NIV – Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed – The two – Bible …

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis+19&version=NIV

And while you’re reading to clear up a distressing question. Women sometimes are distressed for their entire lives over this passage

Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”

“Get out of our way,” they replied. “This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.

The answer is within what I have underlined. In ancient Jewish culture if you took in a guest you had to protect him even more than your own family. So in that horrific moment Lot was willing to sacrifice his two girls to protect the two “men” inside. He obviously had no idea who they were, but hearing him speak, they knew he would keep God’s righteous way in any circumstances, so they rescued Lot, and his family.

Antibiotics:  They are not a miracle cure for everything. Worse, when applied, often 99% of the bacteria are killed but the 1% that survive reproduce and the new “strain” is resistant to that antibiotic. This repeats with new antibiotics. The world of the year 2018 is observing more and more diseases which are “drug resistant” and there is often nothing doctors can do but offer painkillers and send the patient home to die!

Pull out your calculator and multiply: Let’s presume we’re at a big university and the students are willingly exchanging lovers every weekend. But for calculation purposes we will assume 12 different lovers per year. (One woman told me that was a ridiculously small number.) Further we’ll assume everyone that woman takes to bed also has “only” 12 different lovers per year so now we’ll multiply 12 x 12 x 12  or 12=,=,=,=,.  It runs like this.

12 x 12 = 144 then continues,

1728, 

20,736 (that’s nearly everyone on campus!)

248,832 (feeling a little sleazy yet?)

2,985,984,

35,831,808

429,981,696 

The next calculation runs over 5-Billion people.

So, if you’re on campus trying out one attractive lover after another like rented bicycles, (no love, just passionate exercise) in theory you may biologically connect yourself to all the population of the USA and Europe!

And a lot of European population is dying from AIDS because they trade partners and buy services of “pay for play” women and so forth.

Think about this a while. All the worst people you may imagine are theoretically on that list and playing around gets you connected to them! It’s time to STOP.

What I have compiled here is from the colgate.com website and one or two others.

ORAL STD’s

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/conditions/hiv-aids-and-stds/stds-of-the-mouth-and-how-to-avoid-them-0515

STDs Of The Mouth And How To Avoid Them

by Tracey Sandilands

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are contracted through various forms of sexual activity, including kissing. Oral sex, according to AVERT, is common to sexually active adults of all ages and orientations. This can result in the disease taking hold in the tissues surrounding the contact area, and some infections are more likely to affect the mouth than others.

The most common STDs of the mouth are herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Keep in mind it’s also possible to contract illnesses such as Hepatitis A, B and C, as well as other gastrointestinal infections. Some of the new strains are drug resistant.

Method of Transmission

The main method of transmitting STDs of the mouth is through contact with bodily fluids. In most cases, the presence of oral sores causes fluids from an infected partner’s genitals to enter the body, and a localized infection develops. Diseases can also be transmitted from the mouth of an infected person to the genitals of his or her partner.

Symptoms to Look For

Symptoms depend on the type of STD contracted. Oral gonorrhea, as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is also called pharyngeal gonorrhea because it typically affects the pharynx.

Symptoms that could indicate an oral STD include:

  • Sores in the mouth, which may be painless.
  • Lesions similar to cold sores and fever blistersaround the mouth.
  • Red, painful throat and difficulty swallowing.
  • Redness with white spots resembling strep throat.
  • Whitish or yellow discharge.

Often, an oral STD doesn’t produce any noticeable symptoms, according to Brown University‘s Student Health Services. So it’s important to be aware of both your own oral health and that of your partner as best you can.

(SN) I should interject here: There is a case of an infant being kissed by someone who had herpes simplex  (cold sores). The child contracted the disease, it destroyed her central nervous system, now she is an 18-year-old “vegetable.” A perfectly healthy infant was destroyed with a kiss! They talk about safe oral sex? Forget it! You had better know who you’re kissing!

Treatment for Oral STDs

Your form of treatment will differ depending on the type of STD you have and its severity. Mild oral herpes, for example, can be treated through the prescription of a topical anesthetic to reduce the pain from oral blisters and lesions while the immune system works to restore your oral health. In more severe cases, however, anti-viral medications can help to speed up the process. A solution such as Colgate Peroxyl Mouth Sore Rinse is recommended by dental professionals to cleanse and soothe canker sores, denture and mouth irritations.

Oral gonorrhea is usually treated with a range of antibiotics called cephalosporins; however, the emergence of drug-resistant strains is causing concern among medical practitioners, so it’s important for patients to follow treatment instructions very diligently. Syphilis is most commonly treated with penicillin, suggests Mayo Clinic, whereas oral chlamydia is treated with antibiotics such as azithromycin or doxycycline, according to the CDC.

Prognosis

If you’ve had any of these STDs of the mouth in the past and received treatment for them, it’s possible for you to contract the same or a different disease again if you have sexual contact with an infected partner. Oral herpes can remain dormant for some time and become active again down the line, particularly in patients who have weakened immune systems.

Prevention

The only way to prevent yourself from contracting an oral STD is to practice safe sex, including safe oral sex. You should also maintain a high standard of oral hygiene, which reduces your risk for developing any type of sore or infection in the mouth.

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HIV/AIDS & STDs

Definition

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This virus is passed from one person to another through blood-to-blood contact (blood transfusion, HIV infected needles) and sexual contact.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that you can develop from sexual contact with someone with the infection. The most common conditions include but are not limited to chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, HIV/AIDS, human papilloma viruses (HPV), syphilis and trichomoniasis.

Oral Health Effects of HIV/AIDS and STDS

The most common oral issues for HIV/AIDS individuals are oral warts, fever blisters, hairy leukoplakia (black hairy tongue), oral thrush and canker sores. Other oral issues that occur in the mouth are dry mouth, which can lead to cavities, and difficulty eating and communicating. If you have HIV, changes in your mouth may reflect changes in your immune status.
Some STDs can also affect your oral health; common symptoms of this are cold sores or sores on the inside of the mouth.

STDs And Oral Health

Can having a sexually transmitted infection affect your oral health?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported each year. And some of these diseases come with symptoms that can affect your mouth.

STDs that can have an impact on your mouth include the human papilloma virus and herpes.

The human papilloma virus, known as HPV, is the most common STD in the United States, with 14 million new cases each year, according to CDC. Some strands of HPV can affect the mouth and throat, and some high-risk strains are associated with oropharyngeal cancers—those cancers that take place at the base of the tongue, the tonsils, the soft palate and the walls of the pharynx. Early diagnosis can happen during routine dental checkups, so be sure to see your dentist regularly.

Low-risk strains of HPV may cause warts or lesions in your mouth or throat. Aside from their appearance, they often have no (or very few) symptoms, are painless and non-cancerous. Mouth warts can reappear from time to time so your dentist or physician may recommend having them surgically removed.

Herpes simplex virus type 1 is most commonly associated with cold sores and other mouth lesions. During an outbreak, you may see blisters in your mouth. They could be clear, pink, red, yellow or gray. When they pop, you may feel pain when you try to swallow or eat. They generally heal within 7-10 days, and your dentist can prescribe medicine to reduce the pain. Symptoms of herpes can also include fever and fatigue. Be sure to talk to your physician about the best way for you to manage the disease.

While not all STDs are curable, they are treatable. Your dentist is an important part of your health care team. Visit MouthHealthy.org to learn how these infections can impact your mouth.

To learn more about preventing sexually transmitted diseases visit CDC.gov.

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Definition

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This virus is passed from one person to another through blood-to-blood contact (blood transfusion, HIV infected needles) and sexual contact.

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that you can develop from sexual contact with someone with the infection. The most common conditions include but are not limited to chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, HIV/AIDS, human papilloma viruses (HPV), syphilis and trichomoniasis.

Oral Health Effects of HIV/AIDS and STDS

The most common oral issues for HIV/AIDS individuals are oral warts, fever blisters, hairy leukoplakia (black hairy tongue), oral thrush and canker sores. Other oral issues that occur in the mouth are dry mouth, which can lead to cavities, and difficulty eating and communicating. If you have HIV, changes in your mouth may reflect changes in your immune status.
Some STDs can also affect your oral health; common symptoms of this are cold sores or sores on the inside of the mouth.

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Gonorrhea

What is gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea – sometimes called “the Clap” – is caused by a certain type of bacteria. Most often, it infects the penis or vagina, but it can also infect the rectum, throat, or eyes.

Who has it?

Gonorrhea is a common STD in the US. In 2014, over 350,000 cases of gonorrhea were reported to the CDC in the US. Infections are particularly common in young people, and less than half of those infections are reported and treated. In California alone, there were almost 45,000 reported cases of gonorrhea in 2014.

How do you get gonorrhea?

The bacteria that causes gonorrhea likes to live in moist areas of the body like the vagina, penis, eyes, throat, and rectum. You can get gonorrhea from contact with any of these areas on someone who is infected – that includes all types of sex, including oral, vaginal, and anal sex.

How do you know you have gonorrhea?

Most people who have it don’t know it because they don’t have symptoms. Men are more likely to have symptoms than women. Men might experience burning when they pee, a white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis, or painful, swollen testicles . A few women have pain when they pee or pain in their lower abdomen .

How do you test for gonorrhea?

Any clinician can do a simple and painless urine test to find out if you have gonorrhea. Your doctor may also collect a swab sample from the vagina,  cervix , urethra, rectum or throat during a physical exam.

Can you get rid of gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea can be cured with antibiotics. A clinician may give you an antibiotic shot along with other medicine to take in the clinic, or he or she may prescribe pills.

To keep from infecting your partners, you should avoid sex until you have taken all the antibiotics and your partner has been tested and treated if necessary. If you do end up having sex while the antibiotics are still working it is really important to use a condom or else it is likely the medicine you took won’t work.

If you get antibiotic pills, make sure you take them all even if you start to feel better – otherwise the infection might not go away completely.

How can you protect yourself from getting gonorrhea?

The only method that is 100% effective in preventing STDs is abstinence, but if you’re sexually active, the best way to avoid gonorrhea is to be mutually monogamous with someone who has tested negative for gonorrhea.

If you test positive for gonorrhea, get tested again three (3) months later to make sure you don’t have it again. Condoms do decrease your chances of getting gonorrhea during vaginal sex or during oral sex with a male, but it’s important for both partners to get tested because it’s easy to get re-infected if one partner still has it.

To decrease your chances of getting gonorrhea during oral sex on a female, you can use a dental dam as a barrier between the mouth and vulva. A dental dam is a thin square of latex that is placed over a woman’s vulva before her partner performs oral sex on her and acts as a barrier between the vulva and the mouth. They are sold in some stores, but you can make your own dental dam using a latex glove or a male condom. To decrease your chances of getting gonorrhea during any type of anal sex (rimming, penetration, etc.), you can use a female condom. Available at drug store. (Buy online through CVS with complete privacy.)

If you’re sexually active and under 25, you should get tested for gonorrhea every year – better safe than sorry.

What’s the worst that could happen?

For women, a gonorrhea infection can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection of parts of the reproductive system, like the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. That means if you have gonorrhea and you don’t get it treated, you might not be able to have babies if and when you want to. If a woman has gonorrhea while she is pregnant, gonorrhea could harm the baby’s eyes during birth.

Rarely, a man with untreated gonorrhea could get a bad infection that causes scarring of the tubes that carry sperm. If this happens, he might not be able to have children.

Oral symptoms of gonorrhea include a burning sensation and pain in the patient’s mouth and throat, accompanied by swollen glands and white spots on the tissue. A throat swab enables the doctor to test for this disease. If diagnosed, it can be treated with antibiotics.

https://www.avert.org/sex-stis/how-to-have-sex/oral-sex also see this site

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/conditions/hiv-aids-and-stds/stds-and-related-conditions

STDs Of The Mouth: Types, Transmission, Treatment & Related Conditions by Tracey Sandilands

The numbers of Americans infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) has reached an “unprecedented high,” according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Certain STDs of the mouth are more contagious than others, and it’s vital to know which diseases to watch out for, how they are transmitted, and if they can be treated.

Oral Herpes

Herpes is the most common oral STD in the United States and is present in more than half the adult population. Many contract the disease as children by getting a kiss from a family member or friend infected with HSV-1, according to the American Sexual Health Association. It is transmitted by direct contact between broken skin at the site of the infection, and the recipient’s healthy tissue. Genital herpes is usually caused by HSV-2 and can be caused by HSV-1. Genital herpes affects the vaginal, penal and rectal areas of the body. Oral herpes can be transmitted to genital tissue, even when the carrier has no symptoms.

Herpes causes oral blisters varying in color and appearance, which are painful when they burst. They usually heal in seven to 10 days, but can break out again at any time. Some patients also develop fever or fatigue.

Syphilis

This bacterial infection is transmitted through sexual contact of any type with an infected site that has one or more lesions present, says the CDC. The sores usually exist around the genital areas, anus, rectum, lips or mouth, and are acquired when a healthy person is exposed to direct contact with the bacteria in a person carrying it.

The writer of this article at Colgate made a mistake saying that Syphilis is caused by a virus!

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by an infection with bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. Like other STDs, syphilis can be spread by any type of sexual contact. Syphilis can also be spread from an infected mother to the fetus during pregnancy or to the baby at the time of birth. This is an extremely common and serious/virulent/ dangerous disease.


vir·u·lent
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adjective
1. (of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects.
synonyms: poisonous, toxic, venomous, noxious, deadly, lethal, fatal, dangerous, harmful, injurious, pernicious, damaging, destructive;
2. bitterly hostile.
“a virulent attack on liberalism”
synonyms:vitriolic, malicious, malevolent, hostile, spiteful, venomous, vicious, vindictive, bitter, sharp, rancorous, acrimonious, scathing, caustic, withering, nasty, savage, harsh 


Patients frequently develop firm, painless, non-itchy skin sores on the mouth tissue or genital area. Syphilis sufferers in later stages could experience soft, non-cancerous growths or a rash in the mouth, similar to those on palms, soles and the vagina.

Patients frequently develop firm, painless, non-itchy skin sores on the mouth tissue or genital area. Syphilis sufferers in later stages could experience soft, non-cancerous growths or a rash in the mouth, similar to those on palms, soles and the vagina.

Syphilis has been called “The Great Mimic” because it can look like a common rash, or nearly anything else!  It appears harmless. A rash for example will be painless and clear away in a few days. The patient thinks it was nothing. But 20-years later it reappears to destroy the central nervous system. The patient actually “goes blind and crazy.” It has been treated for many years with penicillin, but new drug resistant strains have been appearing and it is possibly now untreatable. Eventually, it may kill the victim.

Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)

Medical researchers have discovered EBV and other STDs of the mouth are all transmitted through contact with bodily fluids from an infected person. Contagion through saliva is the most common method, which makes kissing a high-risk activity for anyone wanting to avoid infection, warns the CDC.

Oral symptoms of EBV are mononucleosis or development of oral hairy leukoplakia, which appears similar to oral thrush (candidiasis). It produces white patches on the mouth membranes that are hard to the touch and can’t easily be wiped away.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

CMV is another disease infecting half of adults older than 40. While sexual transmission is possible, the CDCnotes CMV is also frequently passed on through contact with bodily fluids including urine, saliva, tears and breast milk. It can also be transmitted from babies to adult caregivers.

People with compromised immune systems are at highest risk for CMV, which causes ulcers in the mucous membranes of the mouth tissue. Healthcare professionals recommend regular hand washing, especially after changing children’s diapers, to decrease exposure to CMV. Most healthy patients don’t need treatment for CMV, and those with weakened immune systems are treated symptomatically.

Hepatitis

Three forms of this disease exist: hepatitis A, B and C. Vaccinations can protect patients against A and B, but aren’t available for C. Hepatitis A and C can be transmitted through oral sex, although risk factors are low.

Adults with hepatitis could be candidates for oral cancer, which causes painless sores and lesions in the mouth, a red, swollen and painful throat, and difficulty swallowing.

Oral Care

STDs of the mouth require examination by a professional who will refer you to the right physician for treatment. Swish with Colgate Peroxyl Mouth Sore Rinse. It is recommended by dental professionals to cleanse and soothe canker sores, denture and mouth irritations. In all cases, maintaining great oral hygiene habits may help keep your mouth healthy.

What’s the worst that can happen? No children, going blind and insane, complete destruction of your nervous system, Pelvic Inflammation so bad if feels like your lower half is on fire, and it might kill you. That’s the truth these days.

There were days when doctors would write articles and say this or that “might cause debility or even death.”  Nowadays, they should be writing “might cause death or even long term debility” because the debility is worse, and death would be preferable. 

Around year 2014 I read about new strains of AIDS appearing in Thailand. One will make the victim seriously ill within 2-months and kill the victim within 6-months. Don’t assume you might throw the dice and get lucky. STD’s are so common now you can safely presume ALL promiscuous people are carrying at least one STD and might pass it to you.

There was a survey done on a university campus several years ago. I don’t have the reference for it now. The medical college there offered free blood tests for STD’s and 100 people took the offer. They had no symptoms. On average they were carrying 5-STD’s in their blood and never knew it. That’s an average. Some had less, some had more. That is why I did that little arithmetic exercise at the start of this piece. The mathematical chances of you getting an STD from a promiscuous partner are so close to 99% now, it’s just not worth the risk! Sadly, there are often no symptoms. Someone who appears beautiful, strong and healthy may still be carrying several diseases. 

The student might go to the college clinic “sick with something.” The MD would give a prescription for a broadband antibiotic and we think probably that killed everything including the STD’s. But NOW the student was possibly raising a new batch of bacteria even more dangerous and drug resistant than the last. That’s why you cannot assume the doctors will cure you of everything. There are millions of beautiful young people in Japan, The Philippines, South East Asia, Kiev, Ukraine, all over Europe, sick as dogs and dying. The news reports don’t say much. Only YOU can prevent this. Even condoms are not 100% effective. The best answer is to wait until you marry a healthy partner then make a pact between the two of you to remain faithful! 

To my thinking there are no acceptable excuses for being unfaithful to your husband or wife, because sex is not, or should never be, exclusively about just rubbing bodies together for a thrill. It should be a way to thank God for your partner, even worship God with prayer before and after you make love with him/her. Don’t “bring strange fire” into your bedroom. Nothing but sorrow will ever come of it.

What we have discussed here are the major and most commonly known STD’s. I shall provide three more website links for your continued reading in just a moment.

I promised when I started this magazine I wouldn’t publish items that would embarrass the family. It’s intended for a “general audience.” Isn’t it more embarrassing for you to try to tell your kids about this, than for them to read about it from me? I’m trying to provide a good service to you. Please consider this. 

Dr. Stephen Newdell, AS, BS, DC, NSCTh

 

FURTHER READING 

If you run into broken links, I apologize. Please let me know with my contact address. I cannot control what other websites do. There’s so much information out there if you Google Search you can learn anything you want to know.

https://www.medinstitute.org/faqs/how-many-stis-are-there-and-what-are-their-names/

https://www.zavamed.com/uk/list-of-stds.html

https://chastityproject.com/qa/how-many-stds-are-there/

 

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