What are STI'S?

Sexually transmitted diseases are infections you can get from having sex with someone who has the infection. Some causes of these diseases are bacteria, parasites and viruses. There are more than 20 types of STDs. Some of the more frequently seen diseases are Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, HIV/AIDS, Human papilloma virus, Syphilis, etc.

Most STDs affect both men and women, but in many cases the health problems they cause can be more severe for women. If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause serious health problems for the baby.

STI TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

STI's caused by bacteria or parasites can be treated with antibiotics or other medicines, but if an STI is caused by a virus, there is no cure. Certain medicines can help with the symtpoms of the diease, but won't cure it. It is important to correctly use latex condoms which can reduce the chance of getting the disease, but sometimes does not completely eliminate the risk of catching or spreading STI's.

RISK FACTORS

1. having unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex,
2. sex with strangers or commercial sex workers,
3. mother to child transmission through pregnancy and childbirth
4. multiple sex partners,
5. injection drug use or sex with injection drug user.

COMMON SIGNS/SYMPTOMS OF STI'S:

Itching around the vagina and/or discharge from the vagina for women
Discharge from the penis for men
Pain during sex or when urinating
Pain in the pelvic area
Sore throats in people who have oral sex
Pain in or around the anus for people who have anal sex
Chancre sores (painless red sores) on the genital area, anus, tongue and/or throat
A scaly rash on the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet
Dark urine, loose, light-colored stools, and yellow eyes and skin
Small blisters that turn into scabs on the genital area
Swollen glands, fever and body aches
Unusual infections, unexplained fatigue, night sweats and weight loss
Soft, flesh-colored warts around the genital area

PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE

When you have sex, make sure you have a condom on because you do not know if your partner has had an S.T.I. or any other sexual diseases. Limiting the number of your sex partners to reduce possible exposure to STDS and STI'S. Talking with your partner about these things can help the situation. You can also get tested with your partner at your local doctor. Using latex condoms can also help the situation. you can use a condom in every kind of sex type, anal, oral, and vaginal. You should have regular check ups to check if you have gotten STI's.



[[file:STI vocabulary words.doc] Resources:http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Research/prevention/research/sti.htm
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexuallytransmitteddiseases.html
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/sexinfections/sti/165.html






Person one: Jay Navarreteeee


OVERVIEW..
STI's are a pretty big deal when you are in the mist of puberty and your thinking about having sex. But you can avoid STI’s by having a condom on when you have sex. Condoms can definitely help you out in avoiding an STI. But when having sex, you should definitely talk to your partner about having an STI. And you should ask them if they have had sex with someone that has had an STI.


Some STI's are HPV, Herpes, and Chlamydia. Again, you should check with your partner and make sure he/she has not been with someone that has an STI. You should definitely always have safe sex, no matter what it’s very important. The only way to really avoid an STI is to not have sex.



OUTLINE
· Did you know Parasitic and Bacterial infections can be cured? Well they can.
· A lot of the STI's can surely treated by either dose or course of antibiotics.
· Antiviral drugs are only used to treat Genital Herpes.
· Some STI's such as Genital Warts will disappear after a general period of time.

Some ways to prevent an STI:

· To prevent an STI you should always have sex with a condom.
· Always use a condom during any kind of sex.
· Condoms help to prevent an STI. But it doesn’t prevent it 100%
· Make sure your partner has not had sex with anyone else that has an STI.
· Always ask your partner if they have had an STI

Study Guide..


Prevention:
· You should always where a condom during any kind of sex.
· Make sure your partner has not had sex with anyone that has an STI.
· You should definitively make sure your partner did not have an STI.
Some ways to treat an STI
· STI's can surely be treated with doses of antibiotics.
· Genital Warts will disappear over a period of time.
· Most common STI's can be treatable.
· Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Venereal Warts and Syphilis are contagious and many of these infections can be spread by not having a condom on while having sex.
· Infections can only be spread by having any kind of sex without a condom

this is all of the websites that I used, they are very use full.
http://www.ashastd.org/learn/learn_prevention.cfm

http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/sexinfections/sti/165.html


http://www.iwannaknow.org/prevention.html

http://www.pamf.org/teen/sex/std/stis.html


i can't upload the brochure. but i sent it to myself. so im going to print it tomorrow morning dude. HOWW GAHH