Class Summary - Today we discussed sexually transmitted infections. Students were to go to https://www.cdc.gov/std/healthcomm/fact_sheets.htm and research different infections. Then they were to match cards with their infection. We reviewed that abstinence is the only 100% effective way to prevent STIs. We discussed the difference between bacterial and viral infections. Bacterial infections can be treated with medication but with viral infections only the symptoms can be treated. The bacterial infections that we covered were; chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis. The viral infections that we discussed were; HPV, Herpes, HIV / AIDS. We also discussed 'infestations' including pubic lice and scabies. We talked about the importance of, if someone is sexually active, getting tested and regular Dr. Checkups.
Homework - None
Objectives - Students will summarize how common STIs are transmitted, summarize the signs and symptoms of common STIs, summarize the problems associated with asymptomatic STIs and HIV, summarize the long and short-term consequences associated with STIs.