Presentation on theme: "Sexually transmitted diseases. Increasing due to: n Increasing sexual activity n Multiple sexual partners n Use of birth control pills – Increases the."— Presentation transcript:
Genital Warts n Most prevalent STD in the U.S. n Virus
Genital warts - Treatment n No cure, but will often subside by itself. n Related to cervical cancer n Treatment – Gardasil vaccine
Gardasil Vaccine – For girls and women 9 to 26 years old – Most effective if given before sexual activity begins n Protects against 2 high risk strains of HPV causing 70% of cervical cancers n Protects against 2 low risk strains responsible for 90% of genital warts n Even if you have been exposed to one strain, the vaccine can protect against other strains n Women should get this vaccine! – (personal opinion)
HIV n Heterosexual transmission increasing n Incubation period – 8 - 11 years n Increasing faster among women than men n Symptoms most commonly associates with other types of illnesses. E.g. the flu (in early stages).
Avoiding HIV n Avoid IV drugs n Avoid anal intercourse n Avoid intercourse during menstruation n Avoid male or female prostitutes
HIV virus found in: n Vaginal secretions n Blood n Semen n Saliva n Urine n Breast milk
Safer Sex n Tell partner about your previous sexual history n Carry & use latex condoms every time n Use a water based lubricant (e.g.” KY”) – Oil based lubricants damage latex condoms n Use spermicidal foams, jellies or creams – Some spermicides kill some STD germs – Apply inside the tip of the condom – Apply inside the vagina
Condom use n Unroll the condom directly onto the erect penis n Store in a cool dry place n Withdraw after ejaculation while still erect (hold the base of the condom to prevent slippage).
STD’s and the Pill n Being on the pill increases your chances to almost 100%
Chronic vaginitis and the pill n Being on the pill increases your chances of having chronic vaginitis.