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Goals

Section 1

- Introduction
- Overview
- Objectives
- Infections
> Most Common
- Ulcerative
- Non-Ulcerative
- Curable
- Incurable
- Factors
- Consequences
- Risk of HIV
- STD Control
- Transmitters
- Containing
- Social Norms
- Condom Use
- Management
- Challenges
- Program Level
- FP/MCH
- Women at Risk
- Reaching Men
- Adolescents
- Adolescents
- Reaching
- Prevention
- Management
- Summary

Section 2
Section 3

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Section 1 - STDs: An Overview

Most Common STDs

Most Common Curable and Incurable STDs diagram

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STDs can be divided into two general categories, those that can be cured and those that currently cannot. Syphilis, chancroid, gonorrhea, chlamydial infection, and trichomoniasis [trik”o-mo-ní-ah-sis] are the most common curable STDs seen by FP/MCH providers. All are bacterial, except for trichomoniasis, which is a protozoan infection. In this presentation, chlamydial infection will be referred to as chlamydia.

All incurable STDs are viral. The most dangerous viral STD is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which leads to AIDS. Other incurable viral STDs include human papilloma virus (HPV), hepatitis B and genital herpes. In this presentation, genital herpes will be referred to as herpes.

While viral STDs cannot currently be cured, treatment can relieve some of their symptoms and reduce the severity of some of their consequences.

 

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