Many STD positive singles are a high risk for suicide attempts. Out of these HIV positive singles are the highest risk group, since that is the most deadly sexually transmitted disease. But other STDs that have permanent effects can also lead to suicide attempts. This includes STDs such as Syphilis, Herpes, Gonorrhea(since it can cause sterility and death) and Chlamydia(can cause sterility). Even something as simple as genital STD itching can increase the risk of an suicide. Because it can be a sign of STD Trichomoniases which can often lead to HIV if it’s left untreated and can lead to low birth weight in children(less than 5.5 pounds at birth).
The reason STD positive singles are at risk is because being an STD positive single they feel like they can’t date anyone without infecting them with an STD and those with STD infertility may attempt suicide because they can no longer have children.
The threat of suicide is much more prevalent in teens or younger adults, since they feel like getting an STD is literally the end of their life, since they can no longer have a sexual relationship with the majority of potential partners. Women who have STD infertility symptoms face additional risk when it comes to suicide.
If you think suicide is nothing to worry about…consider this. More than 1.1 million Americans attempt killing themselves every single year in United States. In fact, 1 out of 14 Americans knows someone who killed themselves last year. The key factor for suicide is depression…and being STD positive and single is a huge red flag for a major case of depression, which will usually get followed up by a suicide attempt.
If you know someone who is positive for an STD and is single, make sure you learn all the potential suicide warning signs, so that you’ll be able to prevent the person from killing themselves. If you are the person who is STD positive and single, and you feel depressed by that fact, make sure you provide a suicide warning signs guide to someone who you see every day so that they can step in and save your live when you are feeling down. You may also want to sign up for one of those STD positive dating sites so that you can at least date someone who is also positive for the same STD as you.