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Minimize distractions when studying at home. Let family member know you are studying. Set cell phones to vibrate, and let the phone take messages. Turn off the e-mail alert sound on computers. Its ok to take a 4 min. break about every 40 min. as a refresher.

Sexually transmitted infections

are communicable diseases that can be easily transmitted from one person to another..


individuals show not symptoms or the symptoms are mild and disappear after the onset of the infection.


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.


Avoiding harmful behaviors


occurrence of diseases in which many people in the same place at the same time are affected.


a global outbreak of infectious behavior


a condition in which an individual is unable to conceive or has difficulty with conceiving a child


Bacterial STD that attacks many parts of the body, caused by bacterium called spirochete

genital herpes

STD caused by HSV


Bacteria STD that usually affects mucous membranes

Sexually Transmitted diseases

Are communicable diseases that can be easily transmitted from one person to another.

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