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Ch 10: Sexually Transmitted Bacterial Diseases

About This Chapter

Watch online biology video lessons and learn about sexually transmitted bacterial diseases' causes and treatments. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these topics.

Sexually Transmitted Bacterial Diseases - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Over the course of these lessons, instructors discuss the microorganisms causing three types of sexually transmitted bacterial diseases (also known as sexually transmitted infections or STIs): chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The stages of their progression and the antibiotics used for treatment are also covered. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with the following:

  • Different types of sexually transmitted bacterial diseases
  • Sexually transmitted bacterial diseases' causes
  • Symptoms of sexually transmitted bacterial diseases
  • Sexually transmitted bacterial diseases' cures and treatments

Video Objective
What Is Chlamydia Trachomatis? - Symptoms, Signs & Treatment Describes chlamydia and its cause, the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, along with types of infections and the time frame for when symptoms become present. The lack of symptoms in some cases and treatment with antibiotics are also discussed.
What Is Gonorrhea? - Cause, Symptoms & Cure Explains how gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria and describes initial and advanced symptoms as well as types of treatment.
What Is Syphilis? - Causes, Symptoms & Stages Discusses syphilis, the bacteria Treponema pallidum, and chancres. Additional symptoms appearing during the infection's four stages (primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary) are also covered.

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