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STI Test Information PSYC 3060 - 001

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Human Sexual Behavior
Bruce Michael King
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This 5 page Class Notes was uploaded by Christine Martin on Sunday February 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 3060 - 001 at Clemson University taught by Bruce Michael King in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 38 views. For similar materials see Human Sexual Behavior in Psychlogy at Clemson University.

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Date Created: 02/28/16
STI Notes (Human Sexual Behavior) Gonorrhea 1. What causes it? (Bacteria, virus, or parasite)  Bacteria 2. How is it transmitted?  Mucous membranes in the urethra, vagina, rectum, mouth, and throat 3. What are the symptoms in the early stages?  Thick pus discharge in men, irritation and burning during urination  For women, there is irritation of the vulva and urethra, burning during urination 4. Who tends to get symptoms and who doesn’t?  Men tend to get symptoms, women don’t 5. What are the potential complications if not treated in the early stages?  Inflammation of the prostate and epididymis in men  PID in women, which can lead to becoming sterile 6. What are the potential complications if a woman has it during pregnancy?  The baby could get it during child birth through his/her eyes 7. How is it diagnosed?  Urine test or culture test 8. How is it treated?  Antibiotics, but it has become resistant to many. A combination therapy is now  recommended Chlamydia – much more common than gonorrhea 1. What causes it? (Bacteria, virus, or parasite)  Bacteria 2. How is it transmitted?  Mucous membranes in the urethra, vagina, rectum, mouth, and throat 3. What are the symptoms in the early stages?  Thin, clear discharge  Irritation and burning of the urethra 4. Who tends to get symptoms and who doesn’t?  Men tend to show symptoms, women don’t 5. What are the potential complications if not treated in the early stages?  Infection of the prostate and epididymis  PID in women 6. What are the potential complications if a woman has it during pregnancy?  The baby could get eye infections or nose/throat infections during pregnancy 7. How is it diagnosed?  Urine test or culture test 8. How is it treated?  Antibiotics Syphilis 1. What causes it? (Bacteria, virus, or parasite)  Bacteria 2. How is it transmitted?  Sexual contact, including oral sex  Spirochete that cause syphilis can pass through any little cut or scrape on the skin  into the bloodstream 3. What are the symptoms in the early stages?  Symptoms tend to occur in four overlapping stages  Primary: ugly, ulcer­like sore (chancre) at the place where the spirochete  entered the body. The chancre is usually painless.  Secondary: itchless, painless rash that appears all over the body including  the palms of the hands and soles of the feet; other symptoms such as low  grade fever, nausea, loss of appetite, aches and pains  Latent stage: no symptoms and not contagious anymore because the  spirochete is no longer found on mucous membranes; this stage may last  for years with no noticeable signs, but the spirochete is attacking all the  organs, especially the heart, blood vessels, spinal cord, and brain  Tertiary or late stage: about 1/3 of people get to this stage; large ulcers  called gummas often appear on the skin and bones; people usually end up  dying from the organ damage; often leads to dementia  4. Who tends to get symptoms and who doesn’t?  Both show symptoms, but the chancre can often be on the inner vaginal wall, so  many women are not aware of it 5. What are the potential complications if not treated in the early stages?  See #3 above 6. What are the potential complications if a woman has it during pregnancy?  The mother can directly pass it on because the spirochete travels through the  bloodstream; the baby usually dies 7. How is it diagnosed?  Blood test 8. How is it treated?  Antibiotics – Penicillin G Herpes 1. What causes it? (Bacteria, virus, or parasite)  Virus 2. How is it transmitted?  Direct skin to skin contact 3. What are the symptoms in the early stages?  Prodromal stage: tingling, itching, burning sensation on the spot where he/she  came in contact with the virus  Vesicle Stage: within a few hours, the skin will break into fluid filled blisters and  after a while they break open, resembling pustules; this can last 2­3 weeks  During the first attack, a person often has flu­like symptoms  Crusting over stage: sores develop scales and form scabs and the lesions  eventually heal without forming scars 4. Who tends to get symptoms and who doesn’t?  Both men and women get symptoms 5. What are the potential complications if not treated in the early stages?  Well it never really goes away and there’s no way to treat it; recurrent attacks are  brought on by any type of stress  There is also such a thing as ocular herpes if the eyes are touched after touching a  sore, as well as herpes encephalitis or herpes meningitis 6. What are the potential complications if a woman has it during pregnancy?  Can be transferred to the baby if there is an outbreak during pregnancy; the child  usually suffers severe neurological and heart problems 7. How is it diagnosed?  By the blisters 8. How is it treated?  There is no cure, but there are antiviral drugs to help relieve symptoms Hepatitis 1. What causes it? (Bacteria, virus, or parasite)  Virus 2. How is it transmitted?  Hep A: direct or indirect oral contact with feces  Hep B: Transmitted by infected blood or body fluids such as saliva, semen, or  vaginal secretions  Over 50% of new cases are spread during heterosexual intercourse  Hep C: Most commonly spread by contact with contaminated blood (so lots of IV  drug users) 3. What are the symptoms in the early stages? 4. Who tends to get symptoms and who doesn’t? 5. What are the potential complications if not treated in the early stages?  Hep A: Does not result in chronic liver disease  Hep B: Causes a number of liver diseases including cancer and cirrhosis  Hep C:   More Americans now die of complications from Hepatitis C than  HIV/AIDS every year 6. What are the potential complications if a woman has it during pregnancy? 7. How is it diagnosed? 8. How is it treated?  Antiviral drugs for all of them; there are vaccines for A and B, but not C HPV – MOST COMMON IN THE U.S. 1. What causes it? (Bacteria, virus, or parasite)  Virus 2. How is it transmitted?  Warts: direct contact with an infected person 3. What are the symptoms in the early stages?  Warts: warts appear and can cause itching, irritation, or bleeding 4. Who tends to get symptoms and who doesn’t?  Warts: both show symptoms, but they can be inner vaginally for women 5. What are the potential complications if not treated in the early stages?  The warts become worse and worse (pic in book)  The virus can lead to cancer, especially in women  Oral HPV can lead to mouth/throat cancer 6. What are the potential complications if a woman has it during pregnancy?  Warts can be transmitted to a baby during vaginal birth 7. How is it diagnosed?  Warts: detection of the warts  Cancer: PAP smears 8. How is it treated?  Warts: topical ointments or laser surgery  Cancer: freezing the cervix HIV/AIDS 1. What causes it? (Bacteria, virus, or parasite)  Virus 2. How is it transmitted?  Sexual contact with an infected person  Exposure to infected blood  Mother to infant trasmission 3. What are the symptoms in the early stages?  Primary attack: flu like symptoms  Then the body launches a huge counterattack, which reduces the virus to very low levels  Chronic infection: the person remain asymptomatic, often for years, but then  opportunistic infections attack when the CD4+ count is low 4. Who tends to get symptoms and who doesn’t?  Both men and women get symptoms 5. What are the potential complications if not treated in the early stages?  Opportunistic infections usually attack the body  HIV­associated dementia often occurs  HIV is not called AIDS until it has become life threatening or the person has a  CD4+ count below 200 6. What are the potential complications if a woman has it during pregnancy?  The virus can spread to the baby during pregnancy, childbirth, or breast feeding 7. How is it diagnosed?  Blood test for antibodies 8. How is it treated?  There is no cure, but combinations of antiviral drugs can help – HAART (highly  active antiretroviral therapy) Parasitic Infections  Pubic lice  Scabies  Pinworms Vaginal Infections  Trichomoniasis  Moniliasis (yeast infection)  Bacterial Vaginosis


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