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Sexually transmitted disease rates are on the rise. See what you know about STD causes and prevention.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

True or false: People with STDs will have physical symptoms before the disease progresses.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Not everyone who has an STD has symptoms, so if there's a risk of having contracted one, it's important to see a doctor for testing and an exam.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: People can only share an STD while experiencing symptoms.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Even when signs and symptoms are not present, an STD can still be passed to a sexual partner.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Contact with which body part can transmit a sexually transmitted disease (STD)?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. STDs can spread through contact with the mouth, penis, vagina or anus.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

True or false: Babies may contract STDs from their mothers.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Mothers infected with STDs, such as chlamydia and syphilis, can share the disease with their babies. Children who contract syphilis from their mothers may die as a result of miscarriage or within the first few weeks of life.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Which of these STDs is also called a "silent" disease?

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The correct answer is: Chlamydia has been known as a "silent" disease because most of the people infected have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they are usually not seen until one to three weeks after exposure.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a possible sign or symptom of chlamydia?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. A woman infected with chlamydia may experience vaginal redness, itching or discharge. Other signs for women may be painful urination, pain during sex, stomach pain and fever. A man may have redness, itching or discharge from the penis. Men may also have pain when urinating or have a fever.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Which population group has the highest incidence of chlamydia?

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The correct answer is: Data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that females ages 15 to 19 years old have the highest incidence of chlamydia, followed by 20- to 24-year-old females.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which STD is characterized by the appearance of a genital sore, then a body rash?

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The correct answer is: Primary syphilis appears a few weeks after contracting the infection as a small, painless sore, usually on the genitals, rectum or mouth. A few weeks after the sores, people often experience a skin rash anywhere on the body. These are the first two stages of syphilis.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

True or false: If left untreated, syphilis can cause permanent damage to the heart, brain and eyes.

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The correct answer is: This is true. If syphilis is left untreated, it may cause permanent damage to the heart and brain and may also lead to blindness.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

Which of these STDs is also called "the clap?"

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The correct answer is: Gonorrhea is also known as "the clap."

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: An adolescent can be tested and treated for STDs without a parent's knowledge or consent.

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The correct answer is: This is true. All states have laws about minors (children less than 18 years old) and STDs. These laws allow minors to be tested and treated for STDs without a parent's consent or knowledge.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

True or false: STDs can cause cancer.

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The correct answer is: This is true. HPV, or the human papilloma virus, is not only the most common sexually transmitted disease, but it’s also a major risk factor for cervical cancer in women. Exposure to HPV can also increase the risk of penile cancer in men.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

STDs increase the risk of which of these conditions or diseases?

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The correct answer is: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a term used to describe inflammation or infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes or ovaries caused by a bacterial infection, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which of these is a possible sign of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease include lower abdominal pain, fever, irregular periods, a heavy vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

True or false: PID can cause infertility if left untreated.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Pelvic inflammatory disease can lead to infertility if left untreated.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: Most STDs can be treated with antibiotics.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Most STDs can be treated with antibiotics. However, some STDs are parasitic or viral and require other treatment.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: In order to properly diagnose an STD, doctors have to allow the infection to progress. That way, they can make a clear distinction and prescribe proper treatment.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Diagnosing an STD is a multi-step process, but allowing the disease to progress is not part of it.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

Which of these techniques can help prevent contracting an STD?

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The correct answer is: The only way to be sure to avoid STDs is to avoid sex. The birth control pill may protect against unwanted pregnancy, but STDs can still be shared.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: People with syphilis or gonorrhea can still donate blood.

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The correct answer is: This is false. People with gonorrhea or syphilis must wait 12 months after treatment to be eligible to donate blood. People may donate blood if they have chlamydia, venereal warts (human papilloma virus) or genital herpes.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

Which of these practices may help prevent the transmission of STDs?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Limiting the number of partners, using a condom where appropriate, and being choosy about partners may help limit exposure to STDs. Condoms are effective at protecting against some STDs but not all, and they're not always 100 percent effective.

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