Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Something Different

Many of you know that I'm currently studying to become a Pharmacy Technician. We have been studying the Reproductive system this week so I have some NOT so Fun Facts to share with you.

NOT so Fun Facts

I know people read this, so I thought I might put something here that maybe you can use.

Did You Know:

By age 50, 80% of US women will have or will have had a form of HPV? Genital warts kiddies. Approximetly 50% of all sexually active adolescents and young women will aquire HPV infection within the first 5 years of initiating intercourse. Studies suggest that 75% of all new infections occur among men and women between the ages of 15 and 24. Molecular studies have identified HPV DNA in 99.7% of cervical cancers. HPV usually infects areas outside the protection of a condom so condoms will NOT protect you.


People can have first stage syphillis and not show symptoms. Second stage syphillis looks a lot like the flu and the symptoms go away in 2-6 weeks. 3rd stage syphillis has no symptoms and you can't pass it on after the first year except to a fetus. Final stage syphillis leads to brain damage and death and 50% of the people who enter this stage die. It's usually easily treated with Penicillin.


The most frequent STD in North America. 10% of all college students are infected. If you have burning urination or any painful discharge you should be checked for this. It is treated with repeated doses of Erythromycin and Tetracycline.


Usually strikes the vagina, penis, rectum mouth and throat. The symptoms are burning pain or itching on urination, a discharge from the penis that is clear but changes to a thick milky discharge. Females usually show no symptoms but may develop a greenish-yellow discharge from the cervix or abdominal pain. This is treated with high dose penicillin or tetracycline.


Is a chronic viral infection that cannot be cured. Only it's symptoms are controlled. In females, fluid filled vesicles form on the cervix, labia, vulva, or perianal skin. On males, the vesicles form on the glans penis, the foreskin or the shaft. These vesicles usually take 3-7 days to erupt. This disease CAN be passed even during times when you are not showing symptoms or lesions. It is usually treated with medications like Valacyclovir (Valtrex) or acyclovir.

There's some NOT so fun facts for your consideration. Play Safe.

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