Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - • Vaginal or oral sex...

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) A disease that is passed from one person to another by intimate physical contact A venereal disease Asymptomatic: Having a disease while lacking obvious symptoms Makes the disease harder to detect HIV and AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Sexually transmitted virus that disables the immune system Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS): Caused by HIV, and frequently fatal The immune system is weakened, allowing other diseases and infections to invade the body White blood cell count is often lowered dangerously STD: Risky Behaviors Sharing drug needles and syringes Anal sex, with or without a condom Unprotected sex (without a condom) with an infected partner More Risky Sexual Behaviors Sex with someone you know, or do not know, who has several partners
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Unformatted text preview: • Vaginal or oral sex with an intravenous drug user • Having many sex partners Safer Sex Practices • Not having sex • Not injecting drugs • Using a condom • Sex with one mutually faithful, uninfected partner • Not engaging in sex while intoxicated • Reducing the number of sex partners Sexual Problems • Types of Sexual Dysfunction: – Desire disorders – Arousal disorders – Orgasm disorders – Sexual pain disorders Sexual Desire and Arousal Disorders • Hypoactive Sexual Desire: – Persistent and upsetting loss of sexual desire – Both aspects must be present • Sexual Aversion: – Feelings of fear, anxiety, or disgust about engaging in sex • Difficult to treat • People suffering from arousal disorders want to have sex but have trouble getting physically aroused...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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