S TI Sexually Transmitted Infection-dicky pahlawan-
How can I tell if I have an STI …?? STI symptoms can vary considerably, depending on the infection.STIs can also have symptoms that are similarto those of other diseases that have nothingto do with sex.
Continued … If you have ever had vaginal, anal, or oral sex, you are at risk for STIYou might have an STI if you have any of these symptoms : Discharge from your vagina or penis that looks or smells different Bleeding from your vagina between your menstrual periods Sores, warts, itching, pain, or swelling anywhere in your genital area, anus, or mouth. Burning, itching, or pain when peeing. Painless lumps anywhere in your genital area.
Continued …!!! If you have no symptoms, but are concerned that you may have been exposed to an STI, the only way to find out for sure is to be tested. Most STI tests are simple. After you’ve been tested, if either you or your partner have sex with a new partner (even once) it puts you both at risk for STI
When should I get an STI test …???• Once you become sexually active, you need a yearly check up and STI test even if you havent sex for a while • it is important that both you and your partner get treated.• You also need an STI Test : If …….
Continued….• If you have sex without using a condom or if the condom breaks,• If you find out that your current or past partner has an STI, • If you find out that your partner is having sex with someone else, • If your partner have piercings, tattoos, or have ever injected drugs, • If you are having sex with a new partner, • If you or your partner have any STI symptoms, • If you have been raped or think you might have been.
What if Im infected … ??? • If you think you might have an STI (previously known as an STD), the first step is to get tested.• The next step is treatment !!!• If your STI cannot be cured, you will need to talk about this with your sexual partner(s).
Avoiding STI … • You can get an STI from the body fluids of any person who has a sexually transmitted infection,• You can also get some STI from skin-to-skin contact with an infected person,• Some sexual activities have higher risks for STI • Some sexual activities have higher risks for STI
Continued … • Practice Safer Sex Every Time You Have Sex, • Get Tested Regularly, and Encourage Your Partners To Do The Same ,• Have Sex Only Within A Mutually Monogamous Relationship,• Talk To Your Partner • Dont Drink Or Use Drugs Before Having Sex • Be Comfortable Saying No !!!• Be Responsible For Your Own Protection,• Remember That Your Brain Is Your Most Important Sex Organ
Good Answers to excuses for not using condoms or oral dams !!!Excuse AnswerI don’t have one with me To bad,, I’ll bring some next time, but for now, no condom, no sex.Don’t you trust me ? this isn’t about trust, it’s about being safe. Either of us could have an STI and not know it. We should get tested.But you’re on the pill ? The pill prevents pregnancy, condoms prevent STI. We’re going to use both!I swear I don’t have AIDS ! Nobody knows for sure that they don’t have an STI. We could both have oneI don’t like the way the feel. I feel better when I’m relaxed, and I’m a lot more relaxed when I’m not worried about get an STIC’mon, just this once. Once is all it takes . It’s too risky without protection
Continued … Excuse Answer It spoils the mood. Condoms don’t spoil the mood, but getting pregnant or catching an STI sure would! I’ll pull out in time ! That won’t protect us from STI or pregnancy !
The Bottom Line …• STI can spread even when there are no symptoms.• NOT HAVING SEX is one way to avoid STI, if you have sex, use condom or oral dam every time is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself from STI • The only way to know if you have an STI is for you and your partner to be tested for all STI. • If you have any reason to think you might have been exposed to an STI, you need to get tested. Early treatment can make a big difference.
Continued … • You don’t have to have sex to show someone you love them,• You matter, your choices matter. You decided what’s right for you.