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SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

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 use of unsterilized IV drug needles, from mother to baby during childbirth or breastfeeding, and blood transfusions. When using unsterilized skill piercing instruments, e.g. needles, syringe razor blades, circumcision and other skin piercing instruments.   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 What are STIs? Mention four ways by which STIs can be transmitted.   PREVENTIVE MEANSURE Have “safe sex” –… Read More »SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

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