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    303-232-6301

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    645 Parfet Street
    Lakewood, CO 80215

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    645 Parfet Street Lakewood, CO 80215
    303-232-6301
    Fax: 303-239-7088

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  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Quiz Answers

     

    This page shows answers to the questions in the STI Quiz.

    1. You can get several sexually transmitted infections at one time.
      TRUE. It is possible to have many STIs at one time. In fact, having one STI may make it more likely that a person will acquire more STIs. For example, the open sores from herpes creates a place for HIV to be transmitted.
    2. Most sexually transmitted infections can be treated and cured without medical attention.
      FALSE. You can NOT cure yourself of an STI. Only a health practitioner can correctly diagnose and treat you.
    3. If the signs of a sexually transmitted infection go away, you are cured.
      FALSE. The symptoms may go away, but your body is still infected. For example, syphilis is characterized by three stages. In the first stage, a painless sore called a chancre appears for about a week and then goes away.
    4. If you use birth control pills, you can get a sexually transmitted infection.
      TRUE. Birth control pills do not protect you from STI infection. The only method of birth control that can help reduce the risk of STI is condoms.
    5. You always know when you have a sexually transmitted infection.
      FALSE. Not all STIs have detectable symptoms. You may feel fine, have no unusual odors, look healthy and still be infected with an STI. For example, 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men have no symptoms when infected with chlamydia.
    6. People who get a sexually transmitted infection have a lot of sex partners.
      FALSE. It only takes one time if a person is having sex with an infected partner, to get an STI.
    7. All types of sexually transmitted infection can be cured.
      FALSE. Some STIs are viruses and therefore cannot be cured. There is no cure presently for Herpes, HIV/AIDS, or Genital Warts. Some STIs are treatable (to lesson pain and irritation with symptoms), but not curable.
    8. Parental consent is needed before you are treated for a sexually transmitted infection if you are under 18 years of age.
      FALSE. You can receive confidential treatment for an STI if you are age 12 and over. Your parents do not have to be notified.
    9. You can have no symptoms, yet be infected with a sexually transmitted infection and be able to pass it on to someone else.
      TRUE. A person does not always have to be experiencing symptoms to transmit an STI to a partner.
    10. You can wash away a sexually transmitted infection.
      FALSE. No amount of washing can make an STI go away. STIs must be diagnosed and treated by a health care provider.
    11. All genital infections are a result of sexual contact.
      FALSE. Some infections occur naturally, without sexual contact. Some types of vaginal infections (e.g., yeast infections) are not sexually transmitted and are due to other causes.
    12. You can get a sexually transmitted infection more than once.
      TRUE. Experiencing one infection with an STI does NOT mean that you can never be infected again. A person can be reinfected many times with the same STI. This is especially true if a person does not get treated for the STI and thus keeps reinfecting his/her partner with the same STI.
    13. More than 15 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections are diagnosed each year in the U.S.
      TRUE. See the CDC's websiteView exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites.
    14. One in ten people in the United States have a sexually transmitted infection.
      FALSE. One in FIVE people in the United States have a sexually transmitted infection. See the American Sexual Health Association website. View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites.