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chapter 11 sexually transmioted Infection

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sexually transmitted infections (STI's)
are infections or conditions that are spread primarily through sexual contact
asymptomatic
This means an infected person may not have symptoms
HIV
its a virus that enters the body and weakens the immune system
oppertunistic infection
life theartening dieases
antibody
is a substance created by the immune system to fight viruses such as HIV
Gonorrhea
is a bacterial STI that is almost spread sexually
Pelvic inflammatory disease
is a condition in which a women's reproductive system becomes inflamed, irritated or infected
Chlamydia
is an STI that is caused by bacteria
nongonococcal urethritis (NGU)
Caused by any number of bacteria and viruses
bacterial vaginosis
is the most common vaginal infection
syphilis
Is a STI carried by a bacterium
chancre
is a painless sore located at the point of infection
genital herpes
is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus
genital warts
are dry painless warts that grow on the reproductive organs
trichomoniasis
is an infection caused by protozoan
pubic lice
are parasites with gray divided bodies that are one to four millimeters long
scabies
is a skin infection caused by mites