Communicate with your partner 3242011 13 Methods of Testing STIs 3 Categories

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3/24/2011 13 Methods of Testing STI’s 3 Categories Inspection Symptomatic genital warts, herpes, and pubic lice Blood or Urine tests Blood tests: Hepatitis B, Syphilis, & HIV Urine tests: Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Smears from vagina or urethra/Fluid collection Fluid collection: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, & Herpes Complications of STI’s Infertility Cancer Complications during pregnancy Some can be fatal AIDS, Hepatitis B & C, Syphilis NOTE: HPV must affect the cells so that they become cancerous and not everyone who has HPV will develop cancer therefore it is not in the same category as the 3 above Sexually Transmitted Infections and Pregnancy STIs can be passed from a pregnant woman to the baby before, during, or after the baby’s birth. HIV can cross the placenta during pregnancy, during delivery, and can infect the baby through breast milk. Syphilis can cross the placenta and infect the baby while it is in the uterus. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, and hepatitis B & C can be transmitted from the mother to the baby during delivery.
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3/24/2011 14 Sexually Transmitted Infections and Pregnancy STI transmission can result in: still-birth and low birth weight conjunctivitis pneumonia infection of the baby’s blood stream neurological damage Blindness and deafness acute hepatitis meningitis chronic liver disease and cirrhosis Sexually Transmitted Infections and Pregnancy Can be prevented if the mother receives routine prenatal care. The CDC recommends women be screened on their first prenatal visit for STIs. Summary STI’s are transmitted by skin to skin contact, touching an infected area, vaginal, oral, and anal intercourse 3 main types of STI’s: bacterial, viral, & parasitic Many STI’s are ASYMPTOMATIC Bacterial STI’s can be treated with antibiotics Viral STI’s are life long infections Parasitic STI’s can be treated with shampoos and creams STI prevention includes: abstinence, mutually monogamous relationship with an uninfected individual, limit number of partners, use condoms, STI testing, communicating with your partner
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3/24/2011 15 Local Contacts and Websites: Texas A&M Student Health Services Sexual Health Link Texas A&M University Health Education 458-8322 (free/anonymous HIV testing) Student Health Services 458-8250 (appointments) Women’s Clinic 458 -8387 B-CS Community Health Center 595-1726 Texas Dept of Health: Contacts and Websites Center for Disease Control CDC National STI Hotline 1-800-227-8922 Risk Profile STD Quiz s.cfm Other STI slides
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