2 ANYONE can get an STD… EVERYONE needs to know about STD’s. STD’s are sometimes called STI’sSTD’s can be passed from one person to another through1. vaginal intercourse2. anal intercourse3. oral intercourse4. needles for injection
3 Common STD’s are… Chlamydia Herpes/Genital Warts Gonorrhea Syphilis Hepatitis BHIV ( Human Immunodeficiency Virus)HPV ( Human Papilloma Virus)
4 Chlamydia Fastest growing STD in the United States Most people DO NOT have symptomsTreated and cured by antibioticsIf not treated…Chlamydia can cause sterility is both women and men.GET TESTED.
5 Hepatitis B Passed by unprotected sex and needles. Symptoms include, fever, body aches, vomitting and diarrhea.Hepatitis B can cause serious liver damage.It is one of the few infections you can get a vaccine to prevent.GET TESTED.
6 HerpesPassed through kissing, intimate touching , and unprotected sex …. ( but really any sex…)Herpes can sometimes can be cleared but often cannot. It may be controlled with medication.The virus stays in your body FOREVER.Symptoms include:1. itching2. burning3. oral blisters4. genital blistersGET TESTED.
7 Syphilis Passed by through kissing and unprotected sex An early sign is a painless sore in or around the vagina, penis, mouth or anus.If not treated, syphilis can cause serious health problems, including damage to the brain and nervous system.If treated early, syphilis can be cured with antibiotics.The damage to your body cannot….GET TESTED
8 Gonorrhea Most people with Gonorrhea have NO symptoms Possible symptoms can include unusual discharge from the penis and the vagina and pain when urinatingIf not treated… it can cause sterility, heart problems, pain and swelling of the brain, swelling of the spinal cord, joints and sex organs.Gonorrhea can be treated and cured with antibiotics.GET TESTED
9 Genital Warts HPV – Human Papilloma Virus causes gential Warts. Small bumps that in the genital area.Increases the risk of cervical cancer. ( Very serious disease for women ages 15-25)They can be removed but will most likely come back.GET TESTED