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Review of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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1. The most common bacterial STD in the United States is:

2. A friend reports to you that he has noticed a painful lesion on his penis, and asks you what it could possibly be. You answer:

3. Adolescent women are at greater risk than adult women for acquiring sexually transmitted diseases due to:

4. A person with syphilis is most infectious during which period(s) of the disease?

5. What is the greatest danger after one acquires human papilloma virus?

6. What bacterial STD is easily spread due to the high rates of asymptomatic infection, particularly in women?

7. What does the 6-month "window period" with regards to HIV/AIDS refer to?

8. A person is found to have a particular STD by her health care provider. She is told that she should get tested for HIV since this STD is found in many HIV-positive people. With which STD did the person get diagnosed?

9. Each of the following statements concerning human immunodeficiency virus is correct EXCEPT:

10. Which STD has the ability to hide from its host, meaning that the person harbors the STD but is without symptoms?

11. Patient X is diagnosed with an STD. He is known to have had 3 risky encounters with other people. The duration of infectiousness was 2 months, from the time that he developed the STD until the time he was treated. The probability of transmission of his STD, with male-to-female contact, was about 70 percent. What can all this information help you to decipher?

12. What contributes to the development and maintenance of STDs around the world?

13. Each of the following statements about Herpes infection is correct EXCEPT:

14. Which STDs can be transmitted via kissing (mouth-to-mouth contact)?

1. HIV
2. Syphilis
3. Chancroid
4. HSV Type I
5. HPV

15. Which STD produces more symptoms in women than it does in men?

16. Some STDs can produce enough damage to cause infertility in women. Which ones are they?

17. What STD(s) can be vaccinated against?

1. HIV
2. Gonorrhea
3. Syphilis
4. Hepatitis A
5. Hepatitis B
6. Trichomoniasis

18. What is the definition of epidemiology?

19. The following are important strategies to consider in STD prevention EXCEPT:

20. The term hepatitis refers to:

21. Which STDs are unresponsive to antibiotics?

22. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that what percentage of U.S. residents will develop an STD at some time before they are 35 years old?

23. At what point should a person start being screened for STDs?

24. Outside of the U.S., what is the predominant mode of transmission of HIV?

25. Whose responsibility is it to spread messages about STD prevention, including safer sex?