Presentation on theme: "STD’s Introductory Statements"— Presentation transcript:
1 STD’s Introductory Statements Abstinence: Means to abstain (not participate) from sexual activity.You do not develop immunity to any of these diseases like you do to mumps or measles. You can get them over and over again.You do not get these diseases from doorknobs, toilet seats, or drinking glasses.STD’s attack the mucous membranes of the bodyGeneral TermsSTD = Sexually Transmissible DiseasesSexual Contact: Usually refers to sexual intercourse, but can also mean just touching of the genital areas.
2 STD’s No cure Prevention/ treatment Name of STD Symptoms/signs transmissionAbstinence/No cureMedicines to prevent the assembly of virus to slow down diseaseDeath is not preventableHIV/AIDSFatigue, fever, night sweats, and swollen glandsOther opportunistic infectionsSexual contactBlood pregnancy and needle sharingHIV virus
3 STD’s Prevention/ treatment Name of STD Symptoms/signs transmission Chancre: an open soreRash, hair loss-long term: insanity, paralysis, deathSexual contact, intercourse/Spirochetes/motherTo offspringAbstinence/antibioticssyphilisChlamydia(NGU)Males: short term: burning sensation during urination, thick whitish pus discharge long term: sterilityFemales: short term: pus in vagina (usually not painful) long term: PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) great pain in pelvic area, oviducts scarred and blocked (sterility)Sexual contact, intercourseAbstinence/antibiotics
4 STD’s Prevention/ treatment Name of STD Symptoms/signs transmission genital herpesPainful blister-like sores on or around the genitals and/or buttocksSores highly infectiousWomen may have sores in vagina and may not know itSores can return monthly, after emotional stress, or after years of inactivity (virus hides in the nerves)Sexual contact, intercourse, touching sores with any part of your bodyBirthing processVirus (can’t kill it)Abstinence/No cure, but antiviral medications can shorten and prevent outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication.gonorrheaVery similar to chlamydiaMales: white discharge, painful urinationfemales: usually do not know until PID, which causes sterilitySexual contactBirthing process (can cause blindness in baby)bacteriaAbstinence/Antibiotics, but bacteria is increasingly resistant to antibiotics