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1 NURS 330 Human Reproductive Health
October 17, 2011 **NOTE: Our guest speaker will bring handouts for the HIV/AIDS Lecture NURS 330 Human Reproductive Health

2 Review In-Class Assignment

3 What Are STDs? Sexually – relating to having sex, personal intimate contact (e.g., rubbing of genitals, masturbating a partner), etc. Transmitted – passed by means of, spread by Disease – being sick (with or without symptoms), body not working properly So, an STD = a disease/infection you can get from or give to someone else by having oral, vaginal, or anal sex or other intimate contact with him/her. Source: Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health, STD Program

4 Health Consequences of STDs
Various Cancers Infertility Ectopic pregnancy Miscarriage Persistent pain Death Other chronic conditions or illnesses

5 STDs in the United States
The CDC estimates that there are approximately 19 million new cases each year in the US 1 There are an estimated 65 million people in the US living with a viral STD 2 More than half of all people will have an STD/STI at some point in their lifetime. 2 One in two sexually active persons will contact an STD/STI by age 25. 2 The cost of STDs to the U.S. health care system is estimated to be as much as $15.9 billion annually 1 1 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2 Source: American Social Health Association,

6 BACTERIALSTDs Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphilis
Transmission Pre-cum, semen, vaginal secretions Perinatal Skin-to-skin; genital to genital rubbing Symptoms NOTHING or Discharge from penis, vagina 1-chancre 2-skin, genital rash 3- organ damage Complications PID in females Epidimytis in males Blindness, paralysis, heart problems, etc Diagnosis Urine sample Urethral, cervical swab Blood sample Treatment Curable with antibiotics

7 Source: Los Angeles County Dept of Public Health, STD Program

8 Unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex
CHLAMYDIA Risk factors: Unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex

9 Unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex
GONORRHEA Risk factors: Unprotected oral, vaginal or anal sex

10 Oral, vaginal or anal sex (protected or unprotected)
SYPHILIS Oral, vaginal or anal sex (protected or unprotected)

Transmission Skin-to-skin; genital to genital rubbing Skin-to-skin; genital to genital rubbing; social kissing Blood, pre-cum, semen, vaginal secretions Symptoms NOTHING –or- High Risk: Cervical changes Low Risk: Warts in, on around genitals Blisters in, on around genitals (HSVII) or mouth (HSV I) Fatigue, flu-like symptoms, jaundice Complications Cervical Cancer Psychosocial Complications of the liver Diagnosis HPV test Pap smear screening Blood test, blister sample Blood sample Treatment Not curable Vaccine available

12 Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) (protected or unprotected)
Vaginal or anal sex (protected or unprotected)

13 Pap Smears Screens for pre-cancerous cells in cervix When to start
3 years after sexual debut or at age 21, whichever comes first Remember, you do NOT have to sexually active to get a pap smear Does not necessarily test for STDs You have to ask for specific STD tests It is important to be your own health advocate How often should I get pap smears? It varies, depending on your pap results Your doctor or nurse will let you know

14 HPV Vaccine Vaccine Gardasil® by Merck approved in 2006
Provides protection against four HPV types which together cause 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts Three shots over six-month period Licensed for use in girls/women 9-26 years old In October 2009, FDA approved for use in boys/men 9-26 years old Another HPV vaccine by GSK currently in final stages of development Would provide protection against two HPV types that cause most (70%) cervical cancers

15 Oral, vaginal or anal sex (protected or unprotected)
HERPES Risk Factors: Oral, vaginal or anal sex (protected or unprotected)

16 HEPATITIS B Risk factors: Unprotected sex, sharing needles, tattoos, sharing household items such as razors, toothbrushes

17 Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)
OTHER Yeast Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) Trichomoniasis Cause Not an STD. Caused by an overgrowth of yeast. Sexual transmission possible.Overgrowth of bacteria. STD Symptoms Women - Thick, cloudy discharge from vagina, itching Men – rash on penis White or yellow discharge, fishy odor Bubbly, frothy discharge. Irritation upon urination Complications No major complications Excessive scratching can cause irritation in genital area Increases chance of HIV infection; If pregnant, a woman runs the risk of pregnancy complications Increased risk of getting HIV Can cause during pregnancy Diagnosis Vaginal culture Whiff test Treatment Anti-fungal cream Prescription Drugs

18 STD Prevention Review Use latex or polyurethane condoms (male or female) and barriers as much as possible Water-based lubricants Reduces friction Get tested regularly Reduce number of sex partners Reduce frequency of risky situations Spectrum of sexual risk, depending on the STD e.g., oral sex may be considered low risk for HIV but not for syphilis Abstinence Talk to partners Vaccines - Hepatitis B, HPV Get to know your bodies! Safer sex kit demos if time permits!

19 October 24, 2011 Mid-Term Exam Covers Topics 1 - 7 (pages 1 - 90)
You are responsible for reading all reading assignments and obtaining lecture handouts and notes. Study Guide will be posted on course website on 10/18/11 Scantron #882 Needed

20 In-Class Assignment

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