Sexually Transmitted Infections [Autosaved] - Sexually Transmitted Infections(STIs Overview Definition of STIs What are they Transmission How are they

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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
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Overview Definition of STIs: “What are they?” Transmission: “How are they spread?” Types of infection: Bacterial (Chlamydia, LGV, Gonorrhea, Syphilis) Viral (HSV, Hepatitis B, HIV, HPV) Parasitic (Pubic lice, scabies, trichomoniasis) Prevention: “How can I protect myself?” Testing: “Where can I go for help?”
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Sexually Transmitted Infections Infections that are most commonly passed through sexual contact: Oral Vaginal Anal Skin-to-skin
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Transmission In order for transmission to occur, it is necessary to have: Body fluid with the germ in it A way of spreading the germ from one person to another
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Bodily Fluids : Which one’s are considered infectious? Semen Tears Sweat Urine Saliva Ear wax Vaginal fluid Blood Fluid in sores or blisters
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METHODS OF TRANSMISSION: Low Risk or No Risk Abstaining Mutual monogamy Hugging Kissing Holding hands Dancing Sitting on toilets Sharing lip balm Massage Sharing clothing Sharing forks, knives, etc.
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METHODS OF TRANSMISSION: High Risk Sexual Intercourse vaginal anal oral Blood-to-blood contact Sharing needles or other drug-use equipment Tattoo or body piercing Infected mother to her baby
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Bacterial vs. Viral STI’s Bacterial STI’s include Chlamydia, LGV, Gonorrhea & Syphilis Can be treated and cured with antibiotics Untreated infection can cause PID, infertility, & epididymitis Viral STI’s include HPV, HIV, Herpes, & Hepatitis B There is NO cure Medication available to treat symptoms only Can pass onto others for the rest of your life
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Chlamydia The most common bacterial STI Greatest number of infections found in people 15 to 24 years old Untreated, it can affect the cervix and urethra, and occasionally the rectum, throat and eye
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  • Fall '15
  • Sexual intercourse, Chlamydia infection, Oral sex, Human papillomavirus, Sexually transmitted diseases and infections

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