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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 15: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Overview Past Three Decades During the past three decades, a great deal of knowledge has become available regarding sexually transmitted diseases Ignorance Abounds Despite the fact that much information has been learned on STDs, many people remain largely ignorant of these diseases The vulnerability of young people to infection is compounded by their lack of knowledge Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A Pandemic Table 14-1 Incidence Rates of the Most Common STDs in the United States Sexually transmitted diseases represent a major individual and public health concern The Scope of the Problem: U.S. and Global Statistics on STDs Sexually transmitted diseases are widespread in the United States and many other countries throughout the world In the United States, at least one person in four will contract an STD at some point in his or her lifetime Modes of Transmission, Symptoms, and Treatment for STDs Infections of the Lower Reproductive Tract Vulvitis Chancroid: pus, bleeds easily, common in men Pubic Lice and Scabies Herpes HPV or Genital Warts Molluscum Contagiosum...
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