Health & Social Care - STI's

Health & Social Care STI's

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Herpes 
HideShow resource information
Preview of Health & Social Care - STI's

First 148 words of the document:

Chlamydia
What is
Chlamydia?
Chlamydia is a
bacterial infection
Causes
Unprotected vaginal, anal or oral sex
Sharing toys that aren't washed
Your genitals coming into contact with your partners
Infected semen or vaginal fluid getting into your eye
Symptoms
Burning sensation during urination
Discharge from the penis or vagina (Yellow or green)
Pain in the lower abdomen
Pain in the testicles
Painful sexual intercourse in women
Treatments
Medication ­ Azithromycin and Doxycycline
Psychological ­ Counselling or see their GP, or attend support groups
Lifestyle Changes ­ Avoid having sex while infected, and using condoms
Impact of Individual
Physical ­ Abstain from sex while infected
Intellectual ­ Educated on sexual health, and how to manage their condition
Emotional ­ Embarrassed, worried about impact on fertility, feeling stressed, anxiety problems

Other pages in this set

Page 2

Preview of page 2

Here's a taster:

Social ­ May become withdrawn from friends, and may isolate themselves, no sexual contact or
intimate contact until clear
Financial ­ People may have to buy such as medication or vaccinations
Impacts on Family
Physical constant support through taking their course of medication.
Intellectual Might not be able to concentrate at work
Emotional upset and sympathy
Social Might take part in fundraising to help support their family member
Financial They may also have to pay for car parking charges while they're visiting the doctors.…read more

Page 3

Preview of page 3

Here's a taster:

Symptoms Male:
An unusual discharge from the tip of the penis which may be white, yellow or green
Pain or a burning sensation when urinating
Inflammation of the foreskin
Pain or tenderness in the testicles (Rare)
Pain during sex
Treatments
Medication ­ Antibiotic injection or tablet or both
Psychological ­ Talk to their doctor or GP, attend counselling or support groups
Lifestyle Changes ­ Abstinence or lifelong mutual monogamy, using condoms and not having
sex while infected.…read more

Page 4

Preview of page 4

Here's a taster:

Impacts on Family
Physical There wouldn't be many physical impacts, they would be there for constant support
through taking their course of medication.
Intellectual Might not be able to concentrate at work or doing daily jobs
Emotional upset and sympathy for their family member.
Social Might take part in fundraising to help support their family member who has got an STI
Financial They may also have to pay for car parking charges while they're visiting the doctors.…read more

Page 5

Preview of page 5

Here's a taster:

Herpes
What is Herpes?
It is a sexually transmitted disease which appears in various parts of the body
Causes
Two types (HSV1 and HSV2)
Kissing, Touching persons skin and sharing objects (HSV1)
Sexual Intercourse, and performing oral with a cold sore (HSV2)
Symptoms
Blisters on genitals/rectum
Pain when urinating
High temperature
Headaches
Swollen Glands
Tingling/burning sensation before blister appear
Treatments
Medication ­ Antiviral tablets such as Aciclovir
Psychological ­ Online support groups, talk to their GP or counselling
Lifestyle Changes Abstinence or lifelong mutual monogamy,…read more

Page 6

Preview of page 6

Here's a taster:

Impact of Individual
Physical ­ Should abstain from sex during outbreaks
Intellectual ­ More educated about sexual health, may learn about way to selfmanage their
condition
Emotional ­ Embarrassment, ashamed, upset, worried and anxious
Social ­ May find it difficult to start new relationships, difficult to talk to friends.
Financial May have to buy things such as medication or vaccinations.
Impacts on Family
Physical There wouldn't be many physical impacts, they would be there for constant support
through taking their course of medication.…read more

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Health & Social Care resources:

See all Health & Social Care resources »See all resources »