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Among US 18-19 year olds,†† nearly
3/4 report ever having sex:
†††† 78% African Americans
†††† 74% white
†††† 70% Hispanic
1/4 of all sexually active adolescents contract an STD prior to leaving high school
Many STDís are asymptomatic
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Different from common skin warts but look more or less the same.
Result from contact with infected skin or mucosa during sexual
Certain subtypes common in young people associated with cancer of the cervix.†
Premalignant/ malignant changes can be
detected by routine Pap smears.
Virus may be shed even if no warts are visible.
Pelvic examination and Pap smears done at
SMU Health Center.†
Pap test cost $75,††
Patients needing follow-up may be seen by
our Gynecology specialist at SMU for a small fee.
Most treatments relatively painless, available at the clinic.
Abstinence, minimizing the total number of lifetime
condom use decrease transmission.
Popular with the media in the 1980ís;
hasnít decreased, just lost the spotlight to HIV.
Not reportable in most states (including Texas), so figures of incidence and prevalence
Some reports indicate up to 20%
of young adults in the US are infected with HSV 2.
60%--70% of people infected may never experience symptoms.
Transmitted by direct sexual contact (genital or oral).
Incubation 2-20 days.
form, rupture, form painful ulcers.
prepuce, penile shaft.
outbreak resolves in 10-14 days.
often less severe, shorter duration, especially when
Incubation 1-3 weeks.
Treatment:† Doxycycline--7 days,
Neonate with Chlamydia infection
Similar profile to Chlamydia re:
Newborn ocular gonorrhea
Adult gonorrhea (ocular)