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1 Sexually Transmitted Sexually Transmitted Diseases Diseases G. M. Roybal, M.D., M.P.H. HP 200 Spring 2006 October 3, 2006 Overview: Overview: Introduction to the STD’s Anatomy Global and United States Statistics on STD’s Details on STD’s Prevention What is a STD: What is a STD: Once called venereal disease More than 20 STD’s have been identified Affect more than 13 million people in the U.S. each year Estimated cost of STD’s estimated at over $5 billion What is a STD: What is a STD: Any infection (either microscopic or macroscopic) that can be transmitted through close, intimate contact between two (or more) individuals. – Curable – Incurable
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2 Curable Curable vs vs . Incurable . Incurable Curable – Those infections or infestations that can be completely eliminated through the use of medications or treatments. Incurable – Those infections or infestations that cannot be eliminated through the use of medications or treatments and persist indefinitely in the host and can be passed on to other individuals. Reportable Reportable vs vs . Non- . Non- Reportable Diseases Reportable Diseases Reportable Diseases – By law (state, local, federal), diseases whose incidence must be reported to the public health department when diagnosed. Data collected on these diseases is used to help identify
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