Class Summary - Today we talked about sexually transmitted infections. We talked about the fact that some STIs don’t have symptoms but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t damage being done. We described signs and symptoms of common STIs (Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HPV, HIV / AIDS, Herpes and Scabies / Pubic Lice). We talked about the long and short term effects of each. We discussed the difference between viral (cannot be treated) and bacterial (can be treated) infections. We reinforced that the only guaranteed way to prevent STIS is abstinence.
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)