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The Rising Problem of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in India

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a serious and growing problem in India.

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According to the National AIDS Control Organisation, more than 2 million people in India live with HIV, and the number of those infected is rising steadily. Every year, about 6% of the adult population in India is infected with STIs and STDs (MedIndia, 2023).

While HIV remains the most prevalent STD in India, other STDs such as syphilis and gonorrhea are also rising. With the increasing prevalence of STDs, it is essential to understand the factors driving the spread of these diseases and to take effective measures to reduce their occurrence.

...there are more than 2 million people in India living with HIV, and the number of those infected is rising steadily.

One of the major factors driving the spread of STDs in India is a lack of awareness and education in sexual health and the stigma of STDs. Many people do not understand the risk of contracting an STD or the importance of using a condom.

In addition, there are still cultural taboos surrounding the discussion of sex, which can make it difficult for individuals to find the resources to learn about STDs and how to protect themselves.

If you think you may have an STD, it is important to get tested as soon as possible. Many STDs can be treated with antibiotics if caught early, but left untreated they can cause serious health problems.

The best way to protect yourself from STDs is to abstain from sexual activity or use condoms every time you have sex. But if you do engage in sexual activity, make sure to get tested regularly for STDs.

Perhaps you have been engaging in risky behaviours, or maybe you just want to be sure that you're healthy. No matter what the reason, if you're concerned about STDs, HeHealth is here to provide you with anonymous help and advice.

About HeHealth

Based in Singapore, HeHealth is an AI-enabled sexual health & wellness health tech startup, with a specific focus on penis health. Its state-of-the-art AI (artificial intelligence) technology allows all penis owners to detect STDs by simply snapping a picture.

HeHealth, founded by Dr. Yudara Kularathne, was launched to combat the stigma surrounding STDs, making the process easy, comfortable, and efficient - closing the gap to help patients access care discreetly and in the comfort of their own home.


Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post by HeHealth is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice. This blog post was written by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The purpose of this post is to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and promote sexual health.

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