Micro 21.docx - Chapter 21 Sexually Transmitted Infections\/Diseases(Sexually Transmitted Infections\/Diseases(STIs\/STDs Affect same organs as the organs

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Chapter 21 Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases (STIs/STDs ( Affect same organs as the organs of the reproductive system Difference is mode of transmission Sexually transmitted infections Presence of pathogenic organisms in a host Sexually transmitted diseases Appearance of symptoms and damaging effects as a result of an infection Organs Affected by STIs Females M ale - Ovaries -Testes - Fallopian tubes - Penis - Uterus - prostate gland - Vagina - Urethra - External genitalia Bacterial STIs Gonorrhea Most reported STI in the United States Caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae Transmitted through vaginal, anal, oral sexual activity Can be transmitted by asymptomatic individuals Symptoms vary between males and females Symptoms : Female - Vagina discharge
- Painful burning durning urination - Painful intercourse - Bleeding between periods Male - White, yellow or green discharge from the penis - Painful burning during urination - Swelling of testicles Gonorrhea Increases risk of other infections Examples: HIV and chlamydia Can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease Can be passed from infected mother to baby during movement through birth canal Newborn Infections of joints Bacteremia Blindness There is no vaccine for this STI S yphilis It is know as the great imitator as it causes Symptoms similar to other disease .

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