2What is an STI??An STI is a sexually transmitted infection that is contracted through unprotected sex.Unprotected includes oral sex as well as intercourse.
3You Need to Realize That… You can contract some STI’s more than once and you can have more than one STI at a time.STI’s can become dangerous if ignored.
4How are STI’s Transmitted? Germs cause STI’s. These include bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasitesGerms require certain things in order to grow and multiplyThese include warmth, darkness, moisture, mucous lining, and a good blood supply
5It is very common to have NO signs or symptoms Signs and SymptomsRedness, swelling and/or dischargeBurning when you urinate (pee)Itching in the genital areaSores, rashes and/or bumpsPainAbnormal vaginal bleeding (especially during intercourse)It is very common to have NO signs or symptoms
8Chlamydia Chlamydia is one of the most common and serious STI’s. Sometimes, the symptoms are so mild that a person may not notice them.Men often have no symptoms and can spread the infection without knowing they have it.It is very important that Chlamydia be treated right away!
9Chlamydia: What to look for Females:-a new or different discharge from the vagina-a burning feeling when urinating-pain in the lower abdomen- fever and chills-pain during sex-vaginal bleeding between periods-vaginal bleeding after intercourse
153 Stages of Syphilis SIGNS & SYMPTOMS 1st stage: A small chancre (or sore) will appear where syphilis entered the body. If not treated, it will move to the second stage.
163 stages of Syphilis SIGNS & SYMPTOMS 2nd Stage: The chancre may go away but you will develop a rash, that is not itchy, on other parts of your body, like the palms of your hands or the bottom of your feet.Other signs are hair loss, fever, sore throat, headaches, weight loss, muscle aches, being overly tired and swollen lymph glands.
173 stages of Syphilis 3rd Stage: 2nd stage symptoms subside. Disease can now damage organs like the heart, liver, brain, nerves, eyes, blood vessels, bones, and joints.Over time, it can cause paralysis, numbness, gradual blindness, dementia, and eventually death
18Herpes Herpes is a virus. It can be known as type HSV-1 or HSV-2 Many people who've been infected with HSV never know they have the diseaseNo signs or symptoms? The signs and symptoms of HSV can be so mild they go unnoticed.Half of those infected with HSV have only one outbreak in their lifetimes.HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called "fever blisters."HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection.HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to be broken or to have a sore.Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection.Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected
19Herpes – Signs and Symptoms Pain or itching around your genital area, buttocks or inner thighs ~ 10 days after exposureSeveral days later-small red bumps appearThey blister and rupture, becoming ulcers that ooze or bleed~ 3-4 days later they form scabs that later healTHIS DOES NOT MEAN THE VIRUS IS GONE!!
21In women, sores can erupt in the vaginal area, external genitals, buttocks, anus or cervix. In men, sores can appear on the penis, scrotum, buttocks, anus or thighs or inside the urethra, the channel between the bladder and the penis.
22What is HPV? Human Pappillomavirus Transmitted through skin to skin contactAffects cells inside and outside the bodyThese include surfaces of the skin, lining of the mouth, tongue, throat, tonsils, vagina, penis, cervix, and anus.Most common type of HPV is genital warts
24Genital Warts VERY contagious 66% of people who come in contact with genital warts will become infectedSymptoms include itching and burningThe cauliflower-like growths are unsightly and embarrassing and associated with a high incidence of depression, sexual dysfunction and disruptions to long-term relationships.
25HIV/AIDS HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. AIDS > Serious condition that compromises person’s immune systemPerson can have virus and be completely healthyOnly way to diagnose is through blood testThis means that people with AIDS can get many different kinds of diseases which a healthy person's body would normally fight off quite easily.There is no way to tell just by looking at someone whether they are infected with HIV; they may not know themselves that they are infected. The only way to know if a person is infected or not is if they have a blood test.