Lecture 7 - Reproductive system

Albicans fungus similar to symptoms of trichomoniasis

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Unformatted text preview: nal irritation, itching, and discharge; usually no symptoms in men Antiprotozoan drugs Candidiasis (yeast infections) Candida albicans (fungus) Similar to symptoms of trichomoniasis; frequently acquired non-sexually Antifungal drugs How to avoid sexually transmissible diseases (STDs) •All sexual behaviors that involve contact with another person or the bodily fluids of another person should be considered to contain some risk of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases •SAFER SEX such as using condoms is the most reliable way to reduce risk of acquiring STDs •Only ABSTINENCE can prevent transmission of STDs HIV-AIDS • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) – Caused by the Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – retrovirus (RNA virus) – Several stages until last stage (full-blown AIDS) – No cure; just treatment of symptoms and treatment against opportunistic diseases • True or false – People die because of the HIV virus’ direct action on the body • Ans: False – Dea...
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