Donovanosis, a rare sexually transmitted disease is on the rise in the UK and doctors are calling it terrifying.
As of today, Donovanosis exist in regions such as South Africa, India, and South America. The disease reportedly thrives in humid regions.
Since Donovanosis occurs through sexual contact, this disease is able to be significantly prevented by using contraceptives. However, there are rare cases in which an STD can occur through non-sexual or skin-to-skin contact.
While this sexually transmitted disease can be treated, it can lead to permanent scarring, discoloration and even swelling around the genitals.
The disease explained
Dr. Karan Raj recently took to Tik Tok to explain what the disease is and what it does to your body.
At this time, doctors note that it is imperative that patients complete their duration of antibiotics treatment for ulcers to fully heal.
Now, while our concerns have remained on the dangers of this sexually transmitted disease, we need to turn to other matters of concern.
Since individuals with a sexually transmitted disease are already prone to painful ulcers, doctors note that these individuals are at high risk of transmitting as well as getting HIV.
Other risks concerning Donovanosis
Obtaining HIV can be a very dire situation to be in as this evidently leads to critical health conditions.
In addition, Donovanosis will only be noticeable in about three weeks but could similarly only start affecting and appearing on the body after a year.
So, the main message remains that everyone should remain safe and smart in decision-making with their partners. While there are many who choose to have multiple partners, considering health risks is a good start.