Class Summary - 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 describe why sexual abstinence is the safest, most effective risk avoidance method of protection from HIV other STDs and pregnancy. (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will analyze ways common infectious diseases and common STDs (including HIV) are transmitted. (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will describe usual signs and symptoms of common STDs. (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will explain the short and long term consequences of STDs including HIV. (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will summarize treatment for STDs including which can be cured and which cannot. (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will determine when professional sexual healthcare services may be required. (Standard 3 Accessing Information) Students will communicate effectively with their health care providers regarding changes in the reproductive system (Standard 4 Interpersonal Communcation)