Common STDs Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STIs Sexually Transmitted Infections. 20.3. OBJECTIVES. Describe how STDs can be spread List ways STDs damage a person’s health Identify the symptoms & treatments of common bacterial, viral, & parasitic STDs
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Sexual activity that:
“It is best to see if an STD goes away on its own before seeing a doctor.”
“Washing the genitals after sex prevents STDs.”
“Birth-control pills prevent STDs.”
“The medicine prescribed for one kind of STD will cure any STD.
“If one sex partner is treated for an STD, the other partner does not need to be treated.”
Some STDs can:
Vaginal discharge or bleeding
Discharge from the penis
If Left UntreatedCHLAMYDIA – BacterialSymptoms - Often None
Highest rate of infection in 15 – 19 year olds.
More new cases in U.S. than any other STD
Infants of Infected Mothers
Caused by the migration of a bacterial infection from the vagina
Long & painful periods
Spotting between periods
NauseaPELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE (PID) Females only - symptoms
INFECTING THE EYE