Soc 152A Midterm#2 Study Guide

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Unformatted text preview: SOC 152A Midterm#2 Study Guide Sexually Transmitted Diseases STI=Sexually Transmitted Infection (infections even if no disease symptoms are present) Females are twice at greater risk of harm from STIs than males 8% of sexually active people have had an STD in their lifetime o 10% of females, 4% of males Chlamydia not common at UCSB, but most common of all reportable infectious diseases in the US 3-5 million new cases a year 2% of sexually active people have had it (4% of females/1% of males) 70% of the time infected people do not show symptoms in women o often asymptomatic o the infection moves up into the reproductive organs o can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), cervicitis, ectopic pregnancy and later lead to sterilization o symptoms: itching or pain, burning while urinating, discharge o danger to newborns if the mother is infected: eye infection/pneumonia in men o may be asymptomatic o thin urethra or anal discharge o burning during urination o the infection can lead to prostatis, epididymitis or sterility can be spread by sexual contact (to the mouth, throat, and rectum) Genital Warts 40 million people infected in US 3% of sexually active people have had Genital Warts (4% of females/2% of males) caused by a virus, HPV similar to, but not the same as warts on the hand there are over 100 strains of HPV (30 lead to Genital Warts) a few strains of HPV lead to anal, throat and cervical cancer o at least 72% of throat cancers are caused by HPV-16 70% of college people have had HPV (or antibodies to it, showing that they have had it in the past) the 1 st outbreak of genital warts occurs 6 weeks to 8 months after infection (avg. 3 months) However, it can be latent for years with no symptoms 1/3 of genital warts are precancerous in females (though Cervical cancer is rather easily cured) A person may have persistent HPV and be contagious even if warts are in remission and no sores are visible Primarily transmitted through sexual contact (including anal and oral sex) Appear as soft pink bumps/cauliflower type growth After 6 months of check up and no more warts, a person is probably not spreading the disease The body fights off HPV in 6-18 months 1. For 20% of people genital warts goes away spontaneously 2. For 60% of people it is controlled by a doctor 3. For 20% of people it is very different to control, causing much grief Genital Herpes 1 million new cases a year most common STD in the US 1% of sexually active people at UCSB have Genital Herpes Oral Herpes (Herpes 1): cold sores, 70% in the mouth, 30% on genitals Genital Herpes (Herpes 2): mostly in genitals, but can be in mouth....
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