20th August 2012
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People like to think of STDs as not their problem because “they don’t have sex with anyone that has those kinds of diseases,” but the reality is that STDs are everyone’s problem because some can be transmitted non-sexually, no one is immune to sexual assault, and even if you are faithful, you can’t be sure your partner is. Plenty of people have ended up with STD problems they thought they were immune to so everyone should pay attention to these trends.
Drug resistant diseases are growing at an alarming rate and most of them aren’t STDs. Antibiotics need to be much more tightly controlled and used sparingly and more research needs to go into creating better drugs that can fight these new diseases. This would be a much better use of resources than the largely ineffective war on drugs that so many countries are waging.