I think that practicing abstinence or celibacy is just for virgins. A.Yes B.No C.I don’t know.
I consider oral sex “sex”. A.Yes B.No C.Not sure
I have sought the following in regard to sexually transmitted diseases: A.I have been tested B.I have been treated C.Both A & B D.I have been sexually active but not tested E.I am not sexually active
Quick Facts Caused by a parasite that spreads during sexual contact affecting both genders Symptoms show up 5-28 days after contact May be asymptomatic with men with symptoms including a mild white discharge or pain/burning with urination Females may develop a yellow-green discharge with strong odor, vaginal itching, or pain during sex or urination Treatable with prescription drugs
Quick Facts: Most common bacterial STD (1.3 million cases reported in 2010, CDC) Most commonly reported STD at UWG – Majority cases go undiagnosed Can scar female organs (PID – Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) & leave infertile Treatable with antibiotics 75% of females & 50% of males are asymptomatic Symptoms, if present, are discharge & painful burning while urinating
Quick Facts: One of the most commonly reported STIs at UWG Health Services In 2010, 300,000 cases were reported by the CDC Pus producing bacterial infection Treatable with antibiotics – signs that it is becoming resistant Can scar female & leave infertile; can cause male to be infertile but normally cured with medication Often asymptomatic at first but both males and females usually will develop a discharge of pus, severe pain, and burning while urinating and may be confused with urinary tract infection
. “Untreated gonorrhea and chlamydia can silently steal a young woman’s chance to have her own children later in life. Each year, untreated STDs cause at least 24,000 women in the U.S. to become infertile.” (CDC)
Quick Facts: Most common (20 million estimated cases with 5.5 million per year) One of most commonly reported at UWG Health Services No cure; over 4,900 women die each year from HPV associated cancer Warts are highly contagious; little or no protection from condoms Many are asymptomatic, but some will develop genital warts Free vaccines are available at Health Services
Quick Facts: 45 million with 1 million new infections each year Common viral STD at UWG Type I- oral & Type II-genital are really the same; can be transferred via oral sex No cure – medication for symptoms only! May be asymptomatic; common to have painful blisters in genital area, anus, thighs or buttocks on and off for life Infected babies die or have serious problems; Condoms cannot be counted for prevention
Quick Facts: Syphilis has increased 134% among young black men especially those having sex with other men, (CDC); only a few cases reported last year at UWG Health Services Treatable bacterial infection Can cause permanent damage and death if left untreated Stage1: painless sore Stage2: rash, fever, fatigue Stage3: permanent damage to heart, brain, organs
Quick Facts: No cure Transmitted through blood or body fluids The Hepatitis B virus is 50-100 times more infectious than HIV, (WHO). Vaccine for prevention Most common cause of liver cancer; kills 5,000 Americans a year May be asymptomatic; but may have yellowing of the eyes & skin, nausea, vomiting & dark urine
AIDS Michael “Magic” Johnson has been a voice for HIV & AIDS Awareness since being diagnosed HIV positive years ago. With treatment he has not developed AIDS. There are NO obvious symptoms of HIV!!!!
Quick Facts: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) No cure; considered by many to be the perfect “killing” machine People with gonorrhea, chlamydia, or syphilis are at increased risk for HIV. (CDC) A person may look and feel healthy for years, but will be infected and contagious for life; enlarged lymph nodes, red/purple blotches on skin, prone to infections, eventual death Primary infection stage (first weeks after infection with large amount of HIV in bloodstream – greatest infection stage with majority not knowing they are infected and tests at this stage show negative)
My Future Decisions When it comes to my future sexual health decisions, my top priority will be to: A.Practice safe sex using condoms every time. B.Get tested and get treated when changing partners. C.Avoid mixing alcohol consumption with sex. D.All of the above. E.Continue to practice abstinence.
The TRUTH STDs affect people of ALL races, ages, and sexual orientations! Be smart! Be strong! Be safe! Be tested! Be treated!
When “scoring” = STDs SEX is NOT a fair GAME and EVERYONE PLAYING LOSES!