What's Trending:STI's on the rise

Looka Lew, lookalew@nationenws.com

Added 26 May 2012

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The Nation’s Online Editor Carol Martindale looks at What’s Trending today in Barbados. Sex and related infections are on the mouths of readers this morning. The talk comes on the heels of today's story that there are increasing numbers of Barbadians between 15 and 29 years old who are being diagnosed with the sexually transmitted infections (STI) chlamydia and gonorrhoea. According to the report, the majority of them are females. These are some of the comments posted so far: Conchita Moseley: “Should young women/men continue to sleep around unprotected the following diseases could be contracted at any time - AIDS, HIV, STD, VD, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, herpes, herpes simplex, ….We are responsible for our health and the old folks always said, "PREVENTION" is better than "CURE". Sleeping around unprotected is a risky these days.” Rae-Rae Bossy –Baddy: “Women are more susceptible to contract it from men whom are engaging in sex with other men and then coming home to their wives and girlfriends.” Lea Bullock: “It means that men are not going to get tested.” Jo LeGall: “How is that surprising that the majority are females? Do you know how some men in Bim like to mess around? Not surprising to me. Probably a handful of infected guys sleeping with a ton of conquests who think they are the "only" girlfriend. My body, my rules. Birth control AND a condom if I ever decide to let anyone go there. If a ton of women are being diagnosed with STIs then just imagine how many kids are out there too. Wonder if they know that chlamydia causes blindness in babies.”

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