Sexually transmitted disease on college campus
"We have taken the proactive step, working closely with the HSE, of sending out a strongly-worded message to our student community alerting them to this public health issue because we take the wellbeing of our students very seriously.
Information and education regarding sexually transmitted infections (STI) is available at College Health Services and in brochures that have been placed across the campus.
The primary data source we use is the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which is an annual study conducted by the Justice Department.
To conduct NCVS, researchers interview tens of thousands of Americans each year to learn about crimes that they’ve experienced.
The first stage can be difficult to recognize; it consists of a painless sore on the area where the bacteria entered the body, generally on the sex organs or the mouth.
Since the sores are painless and may occur inside the vagina or on the cervix, women may not notice them.
When assembling these statistics, we have generally retained the wording used by the authors.
While both men and women can be left sterile from an STI, it is more likely to happen to women.
A sexual health clinic is also offered at the college each week classes are in session.
For more information, contact College Health Services at (518) 629-7468 or [email protected]
Lack of treatment in both men and women can lead to arthritis and heart disease.
Syphilis (also known as "Lues") Syphilis, caused by bacteria, develops in stages.
The email, sent by Dr Ronan Ryder, warns: "If you have had unprotected sex or have any concerns we would strongly advise you to contact the Student Health Centre or your G.