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health Chapter 25

Sexually transmitted diseases (STD's) Infectious disease spread from person to person through sexual contact
Sexually transmitted diseases (STI's) Infectious disease spread from person to person through sexual contact.
epidemics occurrences of disease in which many people in the same place at the same time are affected.
abstinence the deliberate decision to avoid harmful behaviors, including sexual activity before marriage and the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
human papillomavirus a virus that can cause genital warts or asymptomatic infection.
chlamydia is a bacterial infection that affects the reproductive organs of both male and female.
genital herpes an STD caused by the herpes simplex virus
gonorrhea is a bacterial STD that usually affects mucous membranes.
Trichomoniasis by a microscopic protozoan that results in infections of the vagina, uretha, and bladder.
syphilis attacks many parts of the body and is caused by a small bacterium called a spirochete.
acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AID's) a disease in which the immune system of the patient is weakened.
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the immune system
opportunistic infection infections that occur in individuals who do not have healthy immune systems.
asymptomatic stage a period of time during which a person infected with HIV has no symptoms.
symptomatic stage EIA the stage in which a person infected with HIV has symptoms as a result of a severe drop in their immune cells.
EIA A test that screens for the presence of HIV antibodies in the blood
Western blot is the most common confirmation test for HIV in the United States
pandemic a global outbreak of infectious disease
Created by: rojo