Gonorrhea – Some History about its Affects on Sexual Health
ONE of the sexually transmitted diseases is gonorrhea. However, it was treated and diagnosed just like syphilis disease many years ago. This is because without having a microscope to make the appropriate diagnosis between the two STDs, it looked much like that of syphilis. Individuals that were however diagnosed with having the STD of gonnorhea were certainly in for a tremendous amount of suffering because of the type of treatment method that was used to treat this STD. Liquid mercury was actually injected directly into the urethra as a method of killing this sexually transmitted disease. Shortly after, they began using silver nitrate, and then later on it was replaced with a drug called protargol. Next, a colloidal silver drug replaced protargol and was used as a common treatment method until medical science brought antibiotics to light in the 1940s. As you can see, there have been some very enormous changes in the process of diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Although there are still many people that put off or avoid being tested for STDs, it is very important to be tested if you are sexually active or if you have changed partners.