Discovering Human Sexuality 4e Chapter 15 Learning Objectives

1. Briefly review the history of syphilis and describe its similarities to AIDS.

Textbook Reference: Venereal Diseases Were Seen as Punishment for Sexual License

2. Discuss the prevalence of the major STIs in the United States, and outline the procedures for reporting them.

Textbook Reference: STIs Are Still a Major Problem in the United States

3. Describe the different forms of STIs that involve insects, mites, and protozoa.

Textbook Reference: Lice and Mites Are More of an Annoyance than a Danger; Trichomoniasis Is Caused by a Protozoan

4. Provide an overview of the major bacterial STIs including their modes of transmission, physiological effects, and treatment.

Textbook Reference: Bacterial STIs Can Usually Be Treated with Antibiotics; Syphilis Is Down but Not Out; Gonorrhea Can Lead to Infertility; Chlamydia Causes a Common Infection with Serious Complications

5. Describe the causes, symptoms, prevalence, and treatment of bacterial vaginosis and urethritis.

Textbook Reference: The Status of Bacterial Vaginosis as an STI Is Uncertain; Urethritis Can Be Caused by a Variety of Organisms

6. Describe the symptoms, mode of transmission, and treatment for herpes (both HSV-1 and HSV-2).

Textbook Reference: Genital Herpes Is a Lifelong but Not Life-Threatening Infection

7. Provide an overview of HPV, with a discussion of its mode of transmission, physiological effects, preventive interventions, and available treatments.

Textbook Reference: Human Papillomaviruses Can Cause Genital Warts—and Cancer

8. Describe the symptoms, mode of transmission, and treatment for hepatitis (both A and B).

Textbook Reference: Hepatitis Viruses Can Be Sexually Transmitted

9. Describe the disease of HIV/AIDS in detail—its transmission, demographic distribution, physiological mode of action, and progression.

Textbook Reference: AIDS Is Caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus

10. Describe the current treatments available for people infected with HIV.

Textbook Reference: AIDS Is Caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus

11. Survey strategies for reducing the transmission of STIs, especially among young people.

Textbook Reference: You Can Reduce Your STI Risks