When Is It OK to Travel With an STD? Is It Really OK to Buy A Condom?
By Tania A. Reuter and Shira Gavriel-AmirA couple is considering moving to a new country.
They have been traveling abroad with an STD.
The husband, whose name has not been released, and wife were visiting family in Tel Aviv, Israel, when they got tested at a hospital.
The husband is an Orthodox Jew and the wife is a Muslim.
Both men have been virgins for more than a decade.
The couple’s boyfriends were not available to comment, but the couple’s parents said the family’s travel plans were not in danger because they have been married for more then a decade and have a young son.
“We’re trying to save money, to have a better life for our son,” the father, a resident of Israel, told The Associated Press.
The family’s situation is unusual.
In recent years, the number of travelers infected with STDs has exploded.
In 2012, the U.S. recorded a record 3,769 new infections, more than any other country.
In the past few years, a steady stream of new infections has surfaced in the United States, Canada and Europe.
While some people get tested to make sure they are not infected, other countries, including Israel, generally do not require travelers to test.
Instead, they let people test for the virus in private.
The Israeli couple is among a growing number of people who have had sex without a condom, or with condoms that don’t contain latex.
The United Nations has called for countries to require people to use a condom to prevent transmission.
The problem is, it can be difficult to know whether condoms are effective.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that people who don’t use condoms “are more likely to get the virus, to contract it, and to transmit it to others.”
The WHO says condoms should be used with care and not only when it is safe.