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Presented by Updated 2/1/10 MCY Peer Health Program
Peer Health Educators are part of the Wellness & Health Promotion Department of the SJSU Student Health Center. Student Health Center
If you are a regularly enrolled student, no charges for primary care services Specialty clinics (i.e. allergy, dermatology, psychiatry, travel care, etc.) Pharmacy Laboratory X-ray Physical therapy www.sjsu.edu/studenthealth Appt Line: 408-924-6122 After Hours Nurse Advice Line: 866-935-6347 STI Presentation Goals
Identify behaviors that put a person at risk of contracting an STI. Identify STI prevention methods. Identify resources at SJSU to help prevent the spread of STIs. Ground Rules
1) Confidentiality One person talks at a time 2) 3) Have fun and learn 4) Fill out an evaluation S.T.I
Sexually Transmitted Infections More correct term than STD (sexually transmitted diseases) Many STIs such as pubic lice, scabies, etc. do not become diseases Statistics
The estimated total number of people living in the US with a viral STD/STI is over 65 million. Every year, there are at least 19 million new cases of STDs/STIs, some of which are curable. One in two sexually active persons will contract an STD/STI by age 25. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that of the 19 million new sexually-transmitted infections that occur each year, almost half of them are among young people ages 15 to 24. (2004)
American Social Health Association: 2000, 2004. STI Myths
What are some myths that you have heard about STIs? STIs
Many exist and to know everything about all kinds of STIs can be overwhelming Important to know 5 general areas of information to protect yourselves from STIs Transmission
How does the STI pass from one person to another?
Oral , Anal or Vaginal Sex Some STIs can be passed w/o any symptoms or sores present Sexual fluids mixing (vaginal secretions, semen, blood, breast milk) Direct skin to skin contact Can get STIs in throat from oral sex Mother to child during childbirth Symptoms
How can people tell if they have the STI? Most common symptom is NOTHING Can have a sore, discharge from penis or vagina Genital warts, body rash Painful urination Treatment
How is the STI treated? Is it curable? What happens if it goes untreated? Bacterial STIs are treatable and curable Viral STIs are treatable but not curable If untreated: serious infections, infertility or death Prevention
How can someone prevent from getting an STI? Abstinence Condom Use (does not protect against herpes and warts if there are lesions on the scrotum or labia) Getting tested every 6 months if sexually active Communicate with partner Limit number of partners Responsibility
What should someone do if find out they have the STI? STIs
What are the most common STIs that you have heard of? Activity
Break into 6 groups Each group will be given a common STI Create a poster/commercial/PSA of what you would want SJSU students to know about the specific STI. Be creative but respectful with your posters. Include the 5 general areas that we covered Activity Summary
Group 1 Gonorrhea Group 2 Chlamydia Group 3 Syphilis Group 4 Herpes (Types I and II) Group 5 HPV / Genital Warts Group 6 HIV 5 general areas: 1. Transmission 2. Symptoms 3. Treatment 4. Prevention 5. Responsibility 5 Things to Remember
Use condoms consistently. 2. If you are sexually active, get tested every 6 months or when you change partners. 3. Limit number of partners. 4. Communicate with your partner(s). 5. If you do have a STI, seek treatment and let your sexual partner(s) know.
1. Free STI testing at the Student Health Center Confidential HIV testing for free with counseling ($12 without counseling) Free sexual health counseling with Health Educator HPV Vaccine for males and females (aged 9-26) - $378 total for 3-series vaccine Condom Co-Op @ SJSU
Location: Student Health Center, 2nd Floor, Rm 209 (right turn off elevator) Open Monday Friday, 9am 4pm Must have SJSU I.D. Everyday for free: 4 male condoms, 1 female condom, 1 flavored dental dam, 1 pair of latex gloves Male condoms: $0.25 Female condom 2/$3 Lube Packet: $0.25 Non-latex condoms: $0.50 More Q's about SEX?
Contact Wellness & Health Promotion Coordinator:
Melinda ChuYang [email protected] Call 4089246122 to make a FREE appt Email [email protected] Evaluation
4) Name 2 behaviors that can put a person at risk of contracting a STI. 5) Identify 2 STI prevention methods. 6) Name 2 sexual health services at the SJSU Student Health Center that are available to you. ...
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