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What are STI's?

- Sexually transmitted infection/diseases
- Caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites.
- Immunity not guaranteed after one infection.

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Chlamydia

- Caused by bacteria, Chlamydia trachomatis.
- Often no symptoms.
- Can be treated with antibiotics.
- Transmitted via vaginal or anal sex with infected person.
- Both men and women.
- Untreated, can cause infertility, eye infection, and arthritis.
- Some women get pelvic inflammatory disease.
+ Inflammation of uterus and uterine tubes.
+ Continued inflammation of uterine tubes may cause
scar tissue, causing blockage/infertility.
+ If infected woman is pregnant, 70% chance of child receiving disease.
- Urine test can be done on men and women if chlamydia is suspected.
- Swab of vagina, cervix, anus, or penis provides more accurate diagnostic.
- Treatment is course of antibiotics.

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Gonorrhea

- Affects mucus membranes of: excretory system, rectum, occasionally the eyes and throat.
- Caused by bacteria, Neisseria gonorrhoea, transmitted via intercourse.
- Men and women.
- Shows after 2 - 10 days.
- In men: Bacteria