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Chapter 24-STD's

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)/(STIs) infections spread from person to person through sexual contact
asymptomatic individuals show no symptoms, or the symptoms are mild and disappear after the onset of the infection
antibiotics a class of chemical agents that destroy disease-causing micro-organisms while leaving the patient unharmed
HPV vaccine a vaccine that can prevent cervical cancer, pre-cancerous genital lesions (or sores), and genital warts caused by genital HPV infection
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) a virus that attacks the immune system
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) a disease in which the immune system is weakened
EIA a test that screens for the presence of HIV antibodies in the blood
Western blot a test that detects HIV antibodies and confirms the results of earlier EIA tests
rapid test an HIV test that produces results in only 20 minutes
Created by: erobbins329