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Biology and Society Biol 1001. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) Ms Julie Smith. The Take Home Message. Learn what risks are out there Evaluate the risk level of your sexual behavior Make educated decisions about your sexual activities Learn where to go for help and information.

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Biology and society biol 1001

Biology and SocietyBiol 1001

Sexually Transmitted Infections

(STI’s)

Ms Julie Smith


The take home message

The Take Home Message

  • Learn what risks are out there

  • Evaluate the risk level of your sexual behavior

  • Make educated decisions about your sexual activities

  • Learn where to go for help and information


What causes sti s

www.cdc.gov

What Causes STI’s

  • Parasites

    • Curable with OTC and prescription

  • Bacteria

    • Curable with antibiotics

  • Viruses

    • Not Curable, manageable


Parasitic

http:/www.cvm.okstate.edu

Parasitic

  • Pubic Lice (crabs)

  • Scabies

  • Trichomoniasis


Bacterial

Syphilis

Primary stage

www.youngwomenshealth.com

Bacterial

  • Syphilis

  • Gonorrhea

  • *Chlamydia


Viral

Viral

  • HIV

  • Herpes

  • Hepatitis

  • Genital Warts

    • (condylomata acuminata)

Herpes


Symptoms possible causes

Symptoms & Possible Causes

Unusual vaginal dischargeBacterial vaginosis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, PID, trichomoniasis, yeast infection

Penile dischargeChlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis

Abnormal and/or heavy vaginal bleedingChlamydia, gonorrhea, PID

Bleeding after intercourseChlamydia, gonorrhea, PID

Burning or pain during urinationChlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, trichomoniasis

Pelvic pain (pain below the belly button)Chlamydia, gonorrhea, PID

Swollen and/or painful testiclesChlamydia, gonorrhea

Itching or tingling in the genital areaBacterial vaginosis, herpes, trichomoniasis, yeast infection

Blisters or sores on the genitals, Herpes, syphilis

anus, or surrounding areas

Warts or bumps on the genitals, Human papillomavirus

anus, or surrounding area

Persistent vaginal yeast infectionsHIV infection/AIDS

Yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice)Hepatitis B, hepatitis C


Prevention

STI's

Prevention

  • Abstinence

  • Education

  • Monogamy

  • Condoms/Dental Dams

    • Some STI’s, but not all


Resources

Resources

  • Planned Parent

    • 722-0833

  • UMD Health Services

    • x8155

  • Internet

    • Google search ‘Sexually Transmitted Infections’


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