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STD infections spread from person to person through sexual contact
asymptomatic individuals show no symptoms or the symptoms are mild and disppear after onset of the infection
antibiotic a class of chemical agents that destroy disease-causing microogranisms while leaving the patient unharmed
HPV vaccine a vaccine that acan prevent cervical cancer, pre-cancerous genital lesions and genital warts caused by genital HPV infection
HIV a virus that attacks the immune system
AIDS a disease in which the immune system is weakened
EIA a test that screens foe the presence of HIV antibodies in the blood
Western blot a test that detects HIV antibodies and confimrs the result of earlier EIA tests
rapid test an HIV test that produces results in only 20 minutes
Created by: emilymarie17