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					  Sexually Transmitted Infections
• Non-curable STI’s are caused by viruses and
  have no cure. They include: HPV (Human
  Papaloma virus), Herpes Simplex II, Acquired
  Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
• Curable STI’s are caused by bacteria and can
  be cured by antibiotics, but any damage done
  prior to treatment is permanent. They include:
  Chlamydia (most common in teens!),
  Gonorrhea, and Syphilis.
• Women often do not have symptoms because
  they can not see or feel inside their bodies.
  They must depend on their partner telling
  them they may be infected to get early
  treatment.
• Did you know…
  – Chlamydia & Gonorrhea rates are highest among
    people 15-25 years old
  – 80% of girls and 50% of boys don’t know when
    they have been infected with chlamydia
  – Syphilis (once thought to be gone) has been on
    the rise in Canada since 1997
Sexually Transmitted Diseases

            Chlamydia
            Gonorrhea
      HSV – Herpes Simplex II
       HPV – Genital Warts
             HIV/AIDS
             Hepatitis
              Syphilis
             Vaginitis
Signs of A Sexually Transmitted Disease
• Burning in urination
• Rashes, warts or sores, especially on the
  genitals
• Pain in intercourse
• Unusual discharge from the penis or vaginal
  opening
• Itching
Important Things To Remember About
          Avoiding An STD
•   Abstain from sex totally
•   Practice Mutual Monogamy
•   Practice SAFER SEX
•   Know the symptoms
•   Postpone intercourse until:
    –   The relationship is ready
    –   Both people want to have intercourse
    –   You know there is no chance of disease
    –   A condom is available
Postpone
   or
Protect!!!

				
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