Sexually Transmitted Infections Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Sexually Transmitted Infections Overview Definition of STIs: “What are they?” Transmission: “How are they spread?” 3 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?”
Sexually Transmitted Infections TRANSMISSION In order for transmission to occur, it is necessary to have: – A body fluid with the germ in it – A way of spreading the germ from one person to another
Sexually Transmitted Infections Facts About STI’s In the US and around the world, the trend is clear: sexually transmitted infections are on the rise. Some of the highest rates are in young people ages 15-24. Awareness and education is key to staying disease free.
Sexually Transmitted Infections Sexually Transmitted Infections Infections that are most commonly passed through sexual contact: • Oral • Vaginal • Anal • Skin-to-skin
Sexually Transmitted Infections BODY FLUIDS Considered Highly Infectious Semen Vaginal fluid Blood Breast Milk Saliva
Sexually Transmitted Infections METHODS OF TRANSMISSION: Low Risk or No Risk Abstaining Hugging Kissing Holding hands Dancing Sitting on toilets Sharing lip balm Mutual monogamy Massage Sharing forks, knives, etc.
Sexually Transmitted Infections 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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- Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Chlamydia infection, Oral sex, Human papillomavirus, Sexually transmitted diseases and infections