Venereal Disease That Can Make The Body Vulnerable To HIV Infection?
I want to ask related to a sentence that was previously listed in one of the health websites. The sentence “Does not rule out the possibility of first time sex can directly transmit HIV if you have unprotected sex with a sex partner who has a history of certain venereal diseases (some venereal diseases can make vulnerable body infected with HIV) “I want to know what are venereal diseases that can make the body vulnerable to HIV infection. Thank you
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There are many types of diseases that can be transmitted through risky sexual activity, not only HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), but also gonorrhea, syphilis, genital warts, molluscum contagiosum, chlamydia, genital lice, genital herpes, chancroid, and so on. These various diseases in the medical realm are classified as sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Each of these STIs also has a different causative organism. Therefore, it is not quite right to mention that one type of STI can make the body more vulnerable to HIV infection. But indeed, all types of STIs above have the same risk factors, namely risky sexual relations. Risk sexual intercourse here includes sexual relations with partners whose sexual history is unknown or mutually changing sexual partners without using a safety (condom). That is, someone suffering from one of the STIs may also suffer from HIV, it's just that, it may not have been tested to detect HIV, or it might not have been detected by the HIV virus in the body during the examination. Therefore, before actually being tested negative for HIV, a person suffering from one type of STI is also at risk of transmitting HIV to other people who have sex with him.
Decreased endurance due to HIV infection also makes a person more vulnerable to having an STI. Therefore also, people with STIs should be suspected of suffering from HIV.
Not only risky sex, a variety of other actions, such as the use of unsterile needles, body piercing or tattooing, as well as health workers who come in close contact with HIV sufferers are also at risk of getting infected with HIV.
That's all our explanation. For more details, please consult directly with your doctor at the nearest health facility.
I hope this helps.