Microsoft PowerPoint - Sexually Transmitted Infections S08

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1 Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevalence in the U.S c Has the highest rate of STIs of any industrialized country c 2/3 of those infected are under 25 c Sexual activity c 34.4% of ninth graders are sexually active c 60.5% of 12 th graders Sexually Transmitted Infections c Sex Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SEICUS) c 48 states require or recommend sexual education through state law or policy c Federally funded abstinence-only programs c Postponement of sexual activity until marriage Sexually Transmitted Infections c Most effective programs c Begin before a young person becomes sexually active c Definitions: c Asymptomatic: no visible symptoms, but person still carries and can transmit an infection c Symptomatic: visible symptoms c Incubation Period: the time between the initial infection and the appearance of the symptoms Common STI’s c Chlamydia c Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-l and HSV-ll) c Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) c Gonorrhea c Syphilis c Pubic Lice c HIV and AIDS
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course KINE 250 taught by Professor Jankovitz during the Spring '05 term at Cal Poly.

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