Infibeam recently arranged for a discussion on STI with Dr. Somesh Gupta through Google Hangout. Sexual Health is a known field that was introduced by WHO long time back. But not much has been done on taking care about the issues related to physical relations. Sexual Health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well being. During the discussion Dr. Somesh had received a few queries from Priya during the discussion such as:
How effective are condoms in preventing STI and HIVs?
Condoms play a major role in preventing such diseases and its effect has been seen in South East Asian countries. Though Indian do not use a lot of these they can prefer the safer way of physical relation to prevent any such diseases. Physical relation is an important part of everyones life. Dr. Somesh also put light on that a man can have a multiple sex partners in comparison to women. Thus the chance of STI increases here.
What are the common sexually transmitted infection and are they still a significant public health problem?
These problems are hidden as they are related to sex and they are not seen immediately as the infection moves internally and gets increased with pace of time. There are many problems that occur and a screening needs to done on regular basis to detect such diseases. Some may have skin related problems, some may have internal problems, etc. If this issue is not taken care of then there could be serious problems in your late on life. It is important to understand that this needs to controlled and taken care of. There were many such questions that were answered during the question. Priya asked all the questions viewers had put forward who were viewing the discussion. Incase you missed on it you can see the discussion again Google Hangout through this link http://youtu.be/Wu00-d31H8g
Would also like to tell you that Dr. Somesh Gupta is the Regional Director of Asia Pacific Region of International Union against STI. He is also the Editor of Elsevier Journal for STI. He is an Honory Treasurer Elect of Indian Association of Dermatologist, Venereologist and Leprologist. He is an assistant professor at Department of Dermatology and Venereology at AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences). As a global leader in science and health information and tools, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, students, and health and information professionals around the world with over 1,800 journals, 2,200 new books each year, software and databases, pharma communications.