6.6: Sex and Sexual Health
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What Is Risky about Oral Sex?
What Are STIs?
How Will I Know if I Have a STI?
|STI ||Infection Location ||Signs and Symptoms |
|Chlamydia ||Mouth, throat, vagina, penis, anus, urethra ||Women: abnormal vaginal discharge, lower abdominal abnormal pain |
|Gonorrhea ||Mouth, throat, eyes, vagina, penis, anus, urethra ||Women: increased vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding between periods |
|Syphilis ||Mouth, lips, vagina, penis, anus, rectum ||Signs and symptoms occur in stages. The symptoms of the primary (first) stage may not appear for many days. These can persist for 3–6 weeks before progressing into the second stage. Only the primary stage symptoms are listed. |
|HPV ||vagina, penis, anus, throat (rare) ||Most DO NOT develop symptoms. Small bump or cluster of bumps in the genital area can occur. Bumps are small or large, flat or rough. Bumps are resolved within 2 years. |
|HIV ||Blood ||Signs and symptoms occur in stages. No symptoms may be present for weeks to months after infection. Symptoms persist but may be intermittently improve. |
|Genital Herpes ||Mouth, lips, vagina, penis, anus ||Painful sore at the location of illness |
|Trichomoniasis ||Vagina, urethra ||Women: frothy, yellow-green vaginal discharge; strong or foul vaginal odor; discomfort during sexual intercourse, discomfort during urination |
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