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Woman’s Rate of Infection from One Act of Intercourse with an Infected Partner
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# NEW CASES EACH YEAR

CURABLE, NONVIRAL DISEASES FEMALE MALE
CHLAMYDIA (4-12 MILLION/YR.) Can cause PID, Ectopic Pregnancy, Infertility,
risk of HIV if exposed*, Premature Delivery
   
TRICHOMONIASIS (3 MILLION/YR)
risk of HIV if exposed*, Premature Delivery
   
GONORRHEA (1.1 MILLION/YR)
Can cause PID, Ectopic Pregnancy, Infertility, risk of HIV if exposed *, Blinds baby
   
SYPHILIS (120,000/YR)
Seriously damages many parts of the body, risk of HIV if exposed *, Kills/damages baby
   
NONCURABLE, VIRAL DISEASES    
HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS
(HPV) GENITAL WARTS
(½ - 1 MILLION/YR) Some types cause cancer of cervix, vulva, vagina or anus
   
GENITAL HERPES (200,000-500,000/YR)
Repeated outbreaks, risk of HIV if exposed *,
By age 30, 30% Americans exposed Premature Delivery, Kill/damage baby
   
HEPATITIS B (100,000-200,000/YR)
Promotes liver damage and risk of liver cancer
   
HIV/AIDS (40,000 new cases/YR.) Virus can progress to AIDS
in 8-15+ yrs, risk of other STDs (Padian,et al., American Journal of Epidemology, 1997, 146:350-57)

**Not from one act, Risk of Giving HIV to Partner


HIV+ Male to HIV – Female
Woman has an 8 times greater risk of getting infected from the man.

* NOTE - If exposed to the HIV/AIDS virus, anyone who is infected with these STDs has an
risk of becoming infected. Anyone infected with the HIV/AIDS virus also has a risk of getting
infected, if they are exposed to the other STDs.

Mary Lee O’Connell, CRNP - 8/04 ©