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SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STIs): GONORRHEA AND SYPHILIS

CONTENT

  1. Meaning of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  2. Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections
  3. Signs of Sexually Transmitted Infections

 

Meaning of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diseases spread from one person to another through sexual contact. They are sometimes called venereal diseases.

Types of Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections

Sexually transmitted infections - Sexually transmitted diseases - STDs - STIs - HIV/AIDS

There are many types of sexually transmitted diseases/infections.

These include:

  1. Syphilis
  2. Gonorrhea
  3. HIV/AIDS
  4. Genital warts
  5. Genital herpes
  6. Hepatitis B
  7. Chlamydia etc.

Signs of Sexually Transmitted Infections

GONORRHEA

This disease is caused by the bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhea. It is spread from an infected person through sexual intercourse.

Symptoms (Signs) of Gonorrhea

Male Infected Person

(i) There is frequent and very painful urination.

(ii) Yellowish discharge from penis

(iii) Waist pain

  1. Loss of appetite which leads to loss of weight.

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