0 30 to 180 days for symptoms to begin
0 sexual contact,blood transfusions and transfusion with other
human blood products,
re-use of contaminated needles and
syringes, and from mother to child (MTCT) during childbirth
0 The infection is preventable by vaccination
0 vomiting, yellow skin, feeling tired, dark urine and abdominal
pain, loss of appetite, clay colored bowel movements
0 loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, body aches, mild fever, and
dark urine, and then progresses to development of jaundice
0 Acute hepatitis B infection does not usually require treatment
and most adults clear the infection spontaneously
0 chronic infection may be necessary to reduce the risk of cirrhosis
and liver cancer
Pubic lice--Pthirus pubis
found mostly in teenagers. Pubic lice are often spread during sexual activity.
tiny insects that infect the pubic hair area and lay eggs
Possible toilet seats, sheets, blankets, or bathing suits at a store.
At risk--Have many sexual partners
Have sexual contact with an infected person
Share bedding or clothing with an infected person
Symptoms--causes itching in the area covered by pubic hair. Itching often gets worse
Tx--prescription wash containing permethrin, such as Elimite or Kwell
Wash all clothing and bedding in hot water.
Spray items that cannot be washed may be sprayed with a medicated spray that you
can buy at the store. You can also seal items in plastic bags for 10 - 14 days to
Makes sure anyone with whom you have had sexual contact or shared a bed be
treated at the same time
Avoid sexual or intimate contact with people you know have
pubic lice until they have been treated.
Bathe or shower often and keep your bedding clean.
Avoid trying on bathing suits while you are shopping.
If you must try on swimwear, be sure to wear your underwear.
0 protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis
0 passed from an infected person to an uninfected person
0 Symptoms--About 70% of infected people do not have any
signs or symptoms. Men have Irritation, burning or some
discharge from the penis. Women have itching, burning,
redness or soreness of the genitals, discomfort with
urination, or a thin discharge with an unusual smell. more
likely to have their babies too early
0 tx--single dose of prescription antibiotic
0 Prevent---avoid having sex, possible to get or spread this
infection even when using a condom
It is critical to tell your partner(s) to prevent
the spread of STIs and to prevent
complications. While it may be difficult to talk
about sexual health problems, it is important
for anyone who thinks they have an STI or tests
positive for one to tell his/her current and past
A public health professional will contact your
Condoms are important to reduce the risks of transmitting
STIs, even if other methods of birth control are being used
to prevent pregnancy. Condoms should be used every time
you choose to have intercourse.
If an infection is detected, it is recommended that the
infected individual and their partner(s) abstain from
sexual activity until treatment is complete, symptoms
have subsided, and the infection is cured (when
When you have sex with someone,
you are having sex with everyone
they have had sex with; and
everyone they have had sex with;
and so on, and so on, and so on…