Sexually Transmitted Diseases

aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
Nappy/Diaper Rash
Thrush
Overgrowth of a Fungus
Candida Albicans
Normally Found In The Body
Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...
  • Skin Contact
  • Sexual Contact
  • Damp Towels
Feels Like... Myths About... Treated With...
  • Feeling Itchy Must Mean Candidiasis
  • Originates From Sexual Contact Only
  • Religious Belief Gives Immunity
  • Strict Diet Provides A Cure
  • Antibacterial Creams
  • Ointments
  • Suppositories
aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
Soft Sore
Soft Chancre
Bacteria
Haemophilus ducreyi
Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...
Contact with Open Sores
Feels Like... Myths About... Treated With...
  • Chancroid is Found Only In The Third World
  • Religious Belief Gives Immunity
Antibiotics
aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
The Clap
"The Silent Disease"
Bacteria
Chlamydia Trachomatis
Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...
  • Oral Sex
  • Anal Sex
  • Vaginal Sex
Feels Like... Myths about... Treated With...
  • Toilet Seats Spread Chlamydia
  • Religious Belief Gives Immunity
  • Infection Means Symptoms
Antibiotics
aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
Human Heresvirus-5 (HHV-5)
Virus
Of The Herpes Family
Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...

  • Foetuses
  • People With Weak Immune Systems
  • Young Children, Mainly
  • Blood
  • Urine
  • Saliva
  • Breastmilk
Feels Like... Myths About... Treated With...
  • No Symptoms, No Problems in Most People
  • Liver, Spleen and Central Nervous System
    Damage in Newborns
Religious Belief Gives Immunity No Treatment, No Cure
aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
Venereal Warts
Condylomata Acuminata
Virus
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...
  • Sexual Contact
  • Skin to Skin Contact
Feels Like... Myths About... Treated With...
  • All Bumps on Skin Are Genital Warts
  • Genital Warts Appear Only On Gentials
  • Genital Warts Cause Sterility
  • Religious Belief Gives Immunity
  • Genital Warts and Hand Warts Are The Same
  • Creams
  • Cryotherapy (freezing the warts)
aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
The Clap
(Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
infections often go together)
Bacteria
Neisseria Gonorrhoeae
Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...
  • Deep Kissing
  • Oral Sex
  • Anal Sex
  • Vaginal Sex
  • Childbirth - to child during delivery
Feels Like... Myths About... Treated With...
  • Only People Who Are Poor Get Gonorrhea
  • Religious Belief Gives Immunity
Penicillin
aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
Serum Hepatitis
Virus
Orthohepadnavirus
Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...
  • Sexual Contact
  • Kissing
  • Toothbrushes
  • Blood
Feels Like... Myths About... Treated With...
  • Hepatitis B Spreads Through
    • Casual Contact
    • Insect Bites
    • The Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Religious Belief Gives Immunity
  • No Treatment
  • Body's Immune System
  • Preventative Vaccine (the only
    STI for which a Vaccine exists
aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
Cold Sores
Fever Blisters
Virus
Herpes Simplex Virus 1
Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...
  • Skin Contact
  • Kissing
  • Damp Towels
  • Sharing Cups and Glasses
Feels Like... Myths About... Treated With...
Religious Belief Gives Immunity
  • No Cure
  • Infection is for life
    Dormant Virus Can Re-erupt
  • Creams and Ointments
  • Plenty of Fluids
aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
Herpes
Virus
Herpes Simplex Virus 2
Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...
Sexual contact with
Genitals, Anus, Hands, Mouth
Feels Like... Myths About... Treated With...
  • Appearance of HSV-2 Indicates
    Sexual Promiscuity
  • Condoms Give Protection From HSV-2
  • Religious Belief Gives Immunity
  • Antivirals
  • Painkillers
  • No Cure
aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
AIDS

People Who Carry The Aids Virus
Are Understood, In Medical Terms
To Be HIV Positive.
People Who Become Ill Due To Their
HIV Status Are Understood, In Medical Terms
To Have Developed AIDS
Virus

We Can Be HIV Postive Without Symptoms
Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...
  • Body Fluids (but
    Not Saliva, Urine, Faeces and Tears
  • Unprotected Sexual Activity
  • Sharing Needles
  • Blood Transfusions (all blood banks
    in modern hospitals are routinely
  • Woman to Foetus
  • Breastfeeding
Feels Like... Myths About... Treated With...
  • No Symptoms
  • High Fever, Night Sweats, Swollen Glands
  • An Infection That Will Not Go Away
  • HIV Test Detects HIV Antibodies
    In The Blood Stream
  • HIV Can Be Transmitted
    Through Routine Contact Such As Sharing
    A Glass, Being Coughed On, Or Being
    Sneezed On By Someone Who Is
    HIV Positive
  • HIV Infects Homosexuals Only
  • People Who Are HIV Positive Always Die
  • AIDS is Punishment From a Lovingly
    Wicked God
  • Condoms Give Us AIDS
  • Religious Belief Gives Immunity
  • Antiretrovirals
  • Pharmaceuticals That...
    • Fight Opportunistic Infections
    • Boost The Immune System
  • No Cure
  • No Vaccine
aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
The Clam
Water Warts
Virus
Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...
  • Skin-to-skin Contact
  • Damp Towels
  • Clothing
Feels Like... Myths About... Treated With...
Religious Belief Gives Immunity
  • Creams and Ointments
  • Abraisive Chemicals
  • Curettage
  • Cyrosurgery
aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
PID
Untreated Infections
Including STIs

Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...
Non-transmittable In And Of Itself
Feels Like... Myths About... Treated With...
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Is An STI
Religious Belief Gives Immunity
  • Intravenous Antibiotics
  • Surgery To Repair or Remove
    Damaged Organs
aka... Caused By... Looks Like...
Crabs
Parasite
Up Close... Affects... Transmitted Through...
  • Close Body Contact
  • Sharing a Bed (crabs can
    survive off the body for 48 hours
Feels Like... Myths About... Treated With...
  • Pubic Lice...
    • ...Are The Same As Head Lice
    • ...Affect Dirty People Only
    • ...Can Jump And Fly
    • ...Can Be Spread To And From Animals
  • Religious Belief Gives Immunity
  • Lotions
  • Hot-washing Bed Linen