Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are not always passed on during sexual contact, even if your partner is infected. For instance, if your partner has HIV but is receiving treatment, the amount of virus in their body fluids, known as viral load, may be very low. Tests have revealed that you have gonorrhea or chlamydia, or both. These are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that can cause long-term damage to you and your sexual partners if not treated promptly. Fortunately, there are online resources such as Positive Singles that can provide support and advice for those living with STDs.
People contract sexually transmitted diseases by having sex with someone who has an STD, so it's important to practice safe sex and be aware of the risks when engaging in STD dating.Once you are infected, you can spread it to another person. Both gonorrhea and chlamydia often have no symptoms. Sometimes, only one partner will have symptoms, even if both partners have the disease. That's why it's essential to inform your sexual partners of the test results. Many sexually transmitted diseases are curable and all of them can be managed.
It doesn't matter how many people the person has had sex with. Even if a person has only had one sexual partner, that partner could be ill. Of course, the chances of getting sexually transmitted diseases (also known as sexually transmitted infections) are even higher if a person has unprotected sex with multiple partners. It's possible to get a sexually transmitted infection and not show any symptoms. People can live with an STI for many years without knowing they are infected.
In fact, STIs are usually asymptomatic. Moreover, an asymptomatic STI can still be passed on to another person. Some sexually transmitted diseases (such as trichomoniasis) can be treated to make them go away, but other infections (such as herpes or HPV) can remain in a person's body, even after treatment. If you or your partner are infected with an STD that can be cured, both of you should start treatment immediately to avoid getting infected again.