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Preventing and Treating STD's, and Infection

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Sexually transmitted infections
are communicable diseases that can be easily transmitted from one person to another..
asymptomatic
individuals show not symptoms or the symptoms are mild and disappear after the onset of the infection.
antibiotics
are a class of chemical agents that destroy disease-causing micro-organisims while leaving the patient unharmed.
HPV vaccine
a vaccine that can prevent cervical cancer, pre-cancerous genital lesions (or sores), and genital warts caused by genital HPV infection.
Human immunodefieciency virus (HIV)
is a virus that attacks the immune system.
acquired immunodefiency syndrom (AIDS)
a disease in which the immune system is weakened.
Western blot
is a test that detects HIV antibodies and confirms the results of earlier EIA tests.
rapid test
is an HIV test that produces results in only 20 minutes.
abstinence
Avoiding harmful behaviors
epidemic
occurrence of diseases in which many people in the same place at the same time are affected.
pandemic
a global outbreak of infectious behavior
infertility
a condition in which an individual is unable to conceive or has difficulty with conceiving a child
syphilis
Bacterial STD that attacks many parts of the body, caused by bacterium called spirochete
genital herpes
STD caused by HSV
gonorrhea
Bacteria STD that usually affects mucous membranes
Sexually Transmitted diseases
Are communicable diseases that can be easily transmitted from one person to another.