Sexually Transmitted Diseases

By Lincoln Coakley

Genital Herpes

This is a viral STD, there are 2 types of herpes HSV1 and HSV2, the type of virus that causes cold sores and fever blisters around the mouth, usually passed on through oral sex. You can put ointment on it to make it show up less but it does not cure it.

Hepatitis

This is a viral STD, moves from one person to another through blood or other bodily fluids, you can get it by sharing used needles and by having sex with someone that has it, symptoms may be, being extra tired, throwing up or actually throwing up, not feeling like eating, or having a mild fever, and the cure to it there is none.

(HIV) and Aids

HIV is a viral disease and it can not be cured, HIV destroys a type of blood cell in the body called a CD4 helper lymphocyte. Without those it makes the immune system sick and you can get really sick and die in most cases that is without treatment though. This is like hepatitis you get it through birth meaning your mom or dad has or had it and you can get it through sharing needles and though blood or bodily fluids.

Bacterial Vaginosis

This is bacterial STD this when there is a mild infection in the vagina. It develops when there is an unbalanced amount of the good and bad bacteria in the vagina. Causes pain, itching and a bad smelling goop. Most girls don't even know they have it. You can take antibiotics to make it better even after feeling better tho early in taking the pills they advice you to still finish the medication.

Pubic Lice (crabs)

This is also another bacterial STD. This is when u have lice crawling around and nesting in your pubic hair in or near the vagina or penis. How to know you have them would be to look for one and if not it also can cause intense itching. This can be treated through prescribed meds and shampoos.

Syphilis

This is the last bacterial STD i have for you guys. This is passed with direct contact with the syphilis sore usually through sexual encounters like, oral sex, anal sex, and vaginal sex. It is usually consists of red, firm, painless, and sometimes wet sores that appear near the vagina, penis, or mouth. Is easily cured in the early stages of it but if you wait to long u can't get it fixed.

5 Health Concerns with STD's

They can effect you physically because you could possibly die from them. they can also effect you socially because people think that stuff like that is gross and people wont talk to you. it can mess with you emotionally and could make u depressed and make you have a bad self image. they can make you stressed because of the people that you may have given it two and not knowing who and how to tell them without them freaking out.

4 Things you Should do it You Think You have an STD

I would either talk to a trusted adult like a parent or guardian. If that doesn't help go to the doctor. while doing that i would also start contacting all of the people that you have been sexually active with in the past two months just in case they may have given it to you or you have given it to them and while doing all of this maintain good hygiene clean yourself thoroughly,

I'll give you 3 Ways on how to get STD's

You can get it by having unprotected with someone that has it. You can get it though sharing needles with someone that has it in there blood like aids. But you can also get it from your parents from birth they could have had it before you were born.

2 Ways you can Prevent STD's

first off you could just be abstinent until you find the one person you plan on being with the rest of your life or you could just wear a condom whether it feels better or not if you want green puss coming out of your private parts be my guest.

The #1 person you should contact wold be your partner or partners if you think you have an STD.