CHO reports increase in sex diseases PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:09


Cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STI) are increasing in Zamboanga city.

Health records show the biggest increase in

Bacterial Vaginosis which registered 449 cases for the first six months of 2017 compared to last year’s 58.

This is followed by Gonorrhea cases, which registered 252 cases for the first six months of June compared to 207 cases registered for the entire year of 2016.

Cases of Syphilis numbered 23 cases so far this year while 52 cases were registered last year.

Non-gonococcal infections registered 264 cases for the first two quarters while 384 cases have been registered for last year.

Genital Herpes registered 566 cases for the first six months of 2017.  Last year’s cases numbered 1,147.

Genital warts registered 7 cases last year while at least 7 had been reported for the first six months of 2017.

“More are informed that’s why they come coupled with the increase in number,” said Dr. Dulce Amor Dagalea- Miravite, City Health Office Reproductive Health and Wellness Center (CHO-RHWC) Physician.

She advised the public to immediately visit their office if they feel any of the symptoms so they can be given the proper medication.

Common symptoms include burning sensation when urinating, itching, wounds, and foul smelling discharge in the sexual organs.

Dagalea also advised the public to practice abstinence or loyalty to one partner, correct and consistent condom use and not to do drugs nor take too much alcohol to prevent risky behavior that may lead to infection.  (RGAAGo)