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Sexually transmitted diseases. Kelsi Jones HLTH 3100 Applications of Technology. Infectious Disease. Sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) are infections that can be spread from one person to another through sexual intercourse. The causes of STD’s are bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
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Sexually transmitted diseases Kelsi Jones HLTH 3100 Applications of Technology Infectious Disease
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) are infections that can be spread from one person to another through sexual intercourse.
  • The causes of STD’s are bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
  • Most Common STDs
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Herpes Simplex
  • HIV/AIDS
  • HPV
  • Syphilis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Chlamydia
  • This trachomatis bacterium is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted disease.
  • The bacteria may infect the urethra and rectum in both sexes and the cervix in women.
  • Chlamydia can even infect other parts of the body such as the throat, lungs, liver, and eyes.
  • If untreated, chlamydia can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility.
  • Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the U.S. Is there a vaccine against any STDs? YES!!!
  • June 2006- first vaccine (Gardasil) was licensed for use against four major subtypes of cervical genital HPV.
  • It protects women against HPV subtypes 6 and 11, which are the cause of 90% of genital warts.
  • It also covers subtypes 16 and 18, which combined cause 70% of cervical cancers in American women.
  • Vaccine is 95-100% effective!
  • What is the best way to avoid getting an STD? Just say No!!!Abstinence is key!!!
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