Sexually Transmitted Diseases STD/ STI Outline
ANYONE can get an STD… • EVERYONE needs to know about STD’s. • STD’s are sometimes called STI’s • STD’s can be passed from one person to another through • 1. vaginal intercourse • 2. anal intercourse • 3. oral intercourse • 4. needles for injection
Common STD’s are… • Chlamydia • Herpes/Genital Warts • Gonorrhea • Syphilis • Hepatitis B • HIV ( Human Immunodeficiency Virus) • HPV ( Human Papilloma Virus)
Chlamydia • Fastest growing STD in the United States • Most people DO NOT have symptoms • Treated and cured by antibiotics • If not treated… Chlamydia can cause sterility is both women and men. GET TESTED.
Hepatitis B • Passed by unprotected sex and needles. • Symptoms include, fever, body aches, vomitting and diarrhea. • Hepatitis B can cause serious liver damage. • It is one of the few infections you can get a vaccine to prevent. • GET TESTED.
Herpes • Passed through kissing, intimate touching , and unprotected sex …. ( but really any sex…) • Herpes can sometimes can be cleared but often cannot. It may be controlled with medication. • The virus stays in your body FOREVER. • Symptoms include: • 1. itching • 2. burning • 3. oral blisters • 4. genital blisters GET TESTED.
Syphilis • Passed by through kissing and unprotected sex • An early sign is a painless sore in or around the vagina, penis, mouth or anus. • If not treated, syphilis can cause serious health problems, including damage to the brain and nervous system. • If treated early, syphilis can be cured with antibiotics. • The damage to your body cannot…. • GET TESTED
Gonorrhea • Most people with Gonorrhea have NO symptoms • Possible symptoms can include unusual discharge from the penis and the vagina and pain when urinating • If not treated… it can cause sterility, heart problems, pain and swelling of the brain, swelling of the spinal cord, joints and sex organs. • Gonorrhea can be treated and cured with antibiotics. • GET TESTED
Genital Warts • HPV – Human Papilloma Virus causes gential Warts. • Small bumps that in the genital area. • Increases the risk of cervical cancer. ( Very serious disease for women ages 15-25) • They can be removed but will most likely come back. • GET TESTED
HIV • What do you know about HIV?