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SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

Basic Science

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), also known as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) or Venereal Diseases (VD) are diseases that are passed on from one person to another through sexual contact, and sometimes by genital contact – the infection can be passed on via vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex.

 

Modes of transmission

 

EFFECTS OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

The effects of STIs are: Chlamydia, Chancroid, Crabs (Pubic Lice), Genital herpes, Genital warts, Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Trichomoniasis (parasitic infection), Molluscum Contagiosum, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Scabies, Syphilis, gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis (Trich), Yeast infections

 

Evaluation

  1. What are STIs?
  2. Mention four ways by which STIs can be transmitted.

 

PREVENTIVE MEANSURE

Have “safe sex” – for each sexual act, use a new latex condom, whether it be oral, vaginal or anal sex. Avoid using an oil-based lubricant, such as petroleum jelly when using a latex condom. Non-barrier forms of contraception do nothing to protect people from sexually transmitted infections. Examples include oral contraceptives or intrauterine devices.

 

EVALUATION

  1. Mention five ways by which STIs can be controlled
  2. Explain education as a means of controlling STIs

 

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. One of the ways to avoid STI is ——–
  2. Abstain from sex B. Human immnodestroying virus C. Human immunodeficiency virus D. keeping to sex.
  3. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) is also known as ———-
  4. Venereal Diseases B. plasmodium C. kissing D. Human immnodestroying virus
  5. STI means ———–
  6. Sexually Transmitted Infections B. acquired immune deficiency sickness C. acquired immune deficiency system D. none
  7. STIs can be transmitted through the following ways except
  8. during kissing B. during sexual intercourse   C. sweat D. none
  9. Which of the following body fluids does not transmit STIs?
  10. semen B. sweat   C. maternal milk D.  during sexual intercourse

 

THEORY

  1. Mention three ways of preventing STIs.
  2. Mention four ways through which STIs can be transmitted

 

See also:

IMPLICATION OF TENAGE PREGNANCY

HUMAN REPRODUCTION

HUMAN REPRODUCTION

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

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