Infectious diseases

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Infectious Diseases (STDS) STDS are an ever-increasing problem throughout the world, which threaten everyone who potentially comes in contact with them. They are able to wipe out entire nations or simply limit ones ability to function in a normal manner within a society. There are no limits to the ethnic background, cultural beliefs, age, sex, financial status, or social status that these diseases will oblige by. They know no bounds, seeking out there potential victims silently and unseen. These are the silent killers in the world today, having killed more people on a global scale than any war can measure up too. These diseases are relentless in their efforts for perfection, adapting, and becoming resistant to new antibiotics, antiviral medications, and new forms of treatment. They are able to mutate, split, divide, and create perfect clones of themselves at alarming rates. The efficiency that these diseases carry is also alarming.

They are able to lie dormant for years before attacking their next victim. It is for this reason that the number of cases increases on a yearly basis. This is why individuals should take further precautions in preventing these diseases as well as preventing the spread of them on a global scale. Many people in today's society must take a more serious look at the implications that an infectious disease can have on one's life.

What are STDS? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDS), also known as venereal diseases, is a broad term that refers to more than fifty diseases and syndromes, which may be transmitted through the exchange of body fluids such as semen, vaginal fluid, and blood. An STD is a particular destructive process in an organism; which is likely to spread to others. These diseases can be spread in either the form of a...