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Kevin Chegue 2 period H.I.

  1. 1. Genital Herpes Kevin Chegue Mr. Holley Human Ineraction Period 2 11-12-10
  2. 2. What Is Genital Herpes? • Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world. Although its not fatal it can not be treated and it can be hard to detect. • At least over 45 millions over the age of twelve can get this disease. Even if you have had many or not many sexual intercourses it just takes one contact to get this disease.
  3. 3. Symptoms Genital herpes are passed on from one person to another mostly by sexual contact, although some of these diseases may be acquired indirectly through contaminated objects or blood. In addition, nearly all these diseases can be passed on from an infected mother to her fetus, which may cause birth defects, severe and damaging infections, or even death.
  4. 4. How Do You Get it ? • Genital warts are caused by human papillomaviruses (HPVs). In males, the warts appear on the penis, anus, and perineum. They are found on the vagina, cervix, perineum, and anus in females. The warts themselves may be removed, but the infection remains for the life of the patient. HPV infection seems to increase a woman’s risk for cervical cancer. A vaccine for HPV is now available.
  5. 5. How Do You Prevent It? • All the bacterial and the protozoal STDs can be treated and cured with antibiotics. It is important to seek early diagnosis and treatment of these diseases for three reasons: First, to prevent the disease from spreading; second, to prevent the various complications associated with the diseases; and third, to prevent the infection of infants by pregnant mothers. There is no cure for STDs caused by viruses; there are only drugs that slow the progress of the infection
  6. 6. How Do You Treat It? • Genital herpes is treated with antiviral agents such as acyclovir. Topical application of acyclovir is helpful in reducing the duration of primary, but not recurrent, infections. The use of oral acyclovir to suppress recurrent infections may cause more severe and more frequent infections once the therapy has stopped. Neonatal herpes is treated with acyclovir or vidarabine, which can reduce the severity of the infection but cannot reverse any herpes-related neurological damage or prevent recurrent infections.
  7. 7. Journal • describe what you know about your assigned STD and about STDs in general. What I know about my assigned STD which is Genital Herpes is that you start to get bumps in your genitals and it could make your genitals real sensitive. If you don’t do nothing about this symptom it could cause some more pain in the future.
  8. 8. Works Cited • queryHash=e8d82dfbef30f838454632009e0b0463