Presentation on theme: "Sexually Transmitted Infections. Focus : STIs Warm up: 1.List behaviors that put you at risk for getting an STI. 2. What are 3 of the most common signs."— Presentation transcript:
Focus : STIs Warm up: 1.List behaviors that put you at risk for getting an STI. 2. What are 3 of the most common signs that someone may have an STI? 3. What STIs do not have a cure?
Myth or Fact? Myth: You can catch Herpes by holding hands with an infected person Fact: Most STI’s cannot be transmitted by holding hands, sharing eating utensils, kissing, or using public toilet seats.
How are STI’S Spread? Any sexual activity that brings a person in contact with body fluids from an infected person Any sexual activity in which one person’s genitals contacts another person’s skin or mucous membranes Direct contact with open sores or infected blood A mother to her baby before or during birth, or during breast-feeding Most STI’s need to live in warm, moist areas—that’s why they infect the mouth, rectum, and sex organs
Trichomoniasis Caused by a single celled animal larger than a bacterium. Many males are asymptomatic or just have an itch Men can get infections in the prostate gland
“Trich” Symptoms Show up 3-14 days after having sex—but most people have NO symptoms Women: –Itching, burning or irritation in the vagina –Yellow, greenish or gray discharge from the vagina Men: –Watery, white drip from the penis –Burning or pain when you urinate –Need to urinate more often