Sexually Transmitted Infections. Unit 4 – Health Education. Sexually Transmitted Infections. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), are among the most common infections in the United States today. More than 20 STIs have now been identified
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Unit 4 – Health Education
It infects about 4 million people annually in the U.S.
If left untreated, can cause blindness.
If detected early, it is easily treatable with antibiotics.Chlamydia-A disease that often presents no symptoms.
Can suffer damage to the prostate gland, seminal vesicles, and the bulb urethral gland.
Damage to the blood vessels and heart.
Can cause harm to cervix or fallopian tubes which can lead to sterility.
Damage to the inner pelvic structure, leading to pelvic inflammatory disease.Chlamydia (Secondary Damages)
Full-blown genital warts – noticeable as tiny bumps or growths.
Flat warts- not usually visible to the naked eye
Can grow and generate unsightly flaps of irregular flesh on the external genitalia.
Usually disappear on their own.
Treated with topical medications or removed by freezing with liquid nitrogen. Large warts may require surgical removal.HPV - Genital Warts
Other forms of transmission:
-washing clothing, furniture, linens that may hold the eggs.
-takes 2-3 weeks to kill al larval forms.