6 Most Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Each pathogen has its specific structure and mode of transfer. Impure water, contaminated food, pores of your skin and respiratory tract are main transferring routes for germs. But some germs choose a different way, your reproductive canal, and transfer through sexual intercourse and cause deadly disorders named as sexually transmitted diseases. If you came in contact with any such disease, do not be shy log on to Marham.pk to get help with the best sexologist in Karachi, Islamabad or any main city of Pakistan. Here we are providing information about some sexually transmitted diseases for your knowledge.

Genital Human Papilloma:

It is the most occurring sexually transmitted infection. HPV spreads from one individual to another by vaginal, anal or oral sex. Warts on the vagina, penis or around the anus are clear symptoms of this infection but usually, these are not harmful. They often go away on their own.


This is a bacterial infection spread through vaginal or anal sex. Possible signs of infection include abnormal discharge from the penis or vagina and burning sensation during urination. Sometimes it stays asymptomatic.

Antibiotics prescribed by a medical professional can cure it.


People with gonorrhea often have mild or no symptoms. Major signs of this infection include:

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  • Painful urination
  • White, yellow or green discharge from the penis or vagina
  • Pain in testicles
  • Vaginal bleeding

Treatment is based on the use of different potent antibiotics.

Genital Herpes:

This infection occurred due to two strains of the herpes simplex virus (HSV), type 1 or type 2. Symptoms may be absent, mild or severe. In severe case lesions and blisters are formed around genitals, rectum or mouth.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for herpes, medicines can only ease the pain.


This bacterial infection leads to sore development on the genitals and lips, and in the mouth. A severe skin rash may also develop. Syphilis is treated with potent antibiotics to kill the bacteria and pain-relieving drugs.


HIV is the virus that causes this immune deficiency disorder. The virus attacks the immune system, weakens it and makes the person prone to getting other infections. It destroys certain white blood cells the body needs to fight off infections Such as pneumonia or tuberculosis. This virus can also be transferred through blood. Never feel ashamed to get advice or treatment on sexual problems, they are just like some other health issue.

There is no cure for HIV some available medicines can help to live longer and maintain an active life.

Getting infected by STDs should be treated as any other medical disorder and treatment should not be delayed.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.