Herpes-virus genital infections.
(10) Dermatitis caused by Phthirus pubes (pubic lice).
Not a disease, but rather an irritant, pubic lice can be transmitted by sexual
contact. These lice may also be picked up from sheets, towels, or clothing
used by an infected person.
SPECIFIC SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
This lesson deals with seven sexually transmitted diseases. These are
gonorrhea (the most common), nonspecific genital infection, chlamydial infections,
syphilis, herpes (II) progenitalis, venereal warts (genital warts), chancroid, and
granuloma inguinale. It is of great importance that soldiers have sufficient knowledge to
suspect signs and symptoms of such diseases and also to have the knowledge to
prevent contraction of such diseases. Preventive measures include using condoms and
limiting the number of sexual partners. DO NOT use oral antibiotic prophylaxis.
Section II. SPECIFIC TYPES OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
This sexually transmitted disease is also known by a variety of names -- clap, the
drip, dose, gleet, GC, strain, and running. Gonorrhea is a common venereal disease
which is an infection of the genitourinary tract, the infection usually occurring in the
urethra and the cervix. Occasionally, the rectum, pharynx, and the eyes can become
infected. If gonorrhea is not treated, the disease can spread through the blood to the
joints, tendons, meninges, and endocardium. Gonorrhea can lead to acute salpingitis,
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and sterility in females. Both males and females
recover well if they receive adequate treatment. There is a high frequency of gonorrhea
in unmarried people with the most cases involving persons between the ages of 19 and
a. Etiology. The organism which causes gonorrhea is Neisseria gonorrhoea, a
gram-negative diplococci which is kidney-shaped and usually intracellular. Gonorrhea
is spread by sexual intercourse. An individual may become infection following sexual
contact with an infected person.