Viagra and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Viagra and Sexually Transmitted Diseases STDs

by Anna Patrick

Sexuality Articles | September 17, 2010

A study conducted recently indicates that people who take ED drugs such as Viagra are more likely to have STDs. Read this article to find the real facts.

Perhaps it may sound strange to many that some drugs, like Viagra, is now being linked to higher rates of sexually transmitted diseases, STDs. When people feel the need of some kind of push to their low degree of erection, they turn to such drugs. A study conducted recently indicates that such people are more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases. The study conducted at the University of Southern California and Massachusetts General Hospital, however, concludes that the cause of such risk is not the drug itself, but the behavior of those who use it. Unless professional help is sought on safe sex, the risk will remain high.

Some studies conducted on Viagra and sexually transmitted diseases, form this link when sexual acts are done between two identical partners especially of older age. The studies are more indicative that older individuals are not usually told about the safe sexual practices, and perhaps this is one of the reasons of the links between the erectile dysfunction drugs and sexually transmitted diseases. This relation between ED drugs and STDs seems much lower in younger individuals.

The link between Viagra and sexually transmitted diseases clearly establishes its soundness when researches concluded that men on erectile dysfunction drugs are three times more likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases when compared with those who do not take such drugs. The more frequent STD cases can be seen as HIV/AIDS and Chlamydia.  Until now, the researchers could not establish the factors that link Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs with sexually transmitted diseases. It is not yet clear whether Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs are directly responsible for the complaint. Further studies are underway to sort out the causes and safety of such drugs. So far, only the link is established, not the actual causes.

With the introduction of erectile dysfunction drugs, Sildenafil or Viagra, the use of such drugs has grown up dramatically. It is also a fact that not only those who need some ED medications use Viagra or similar drugs, but also those who wish to boost their performance, or who get tempted by the heavy advertisements, use ED drugs. Many such men are in higher risk groups and use such drugs without proper medical supervision. According to Dr. Peter Leone of the National Coalition of STD, and Professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, the fault is more with the users, not in the drugs. According to him, it is not the drugs that cause the problems, but it is the users who are to blame.

In any case, it is always better to consult an expert who will be able to prescribe you the ED drugs according to your individual medical conditions and the degree of the weakness. Do not get tempted to the commercial attractions of such drugs, and take the advice of your doctor before using any such drugs.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Brief biography: Anna Patrick writes on health and travel. She is also published ebooks on skin care and women health.

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