Children's Health and Wellness

What Do You Know about Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Chlamydia, herpes, and gonorrhea are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Millions of new STD infections occur in the U.S. each year, according to the CDC. Take this quiz to find out more about STDs, as well as how to protect yourself from them.

1. STDs are most common in which age group?
A. Teens and young adults up to age 24B. People ages 30 to 45C. People 60 and olderD. All of the above
2. The overall number of cases of STDs is:
A. RisingB. FallingC. About the same as it has always beenD. None of the above
3. As long as a person has no symptoms of an STD, he or she:
A. Cannot pass on an STDB. Doesn't have an STDC. A and BD. None of the above
4. Which of these is a health problem that can be caused by STDs in women?
A. Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)B. Ectopic pregnancyC. Higher risk for cervical cancerD. All of the above
5. Which is the most common STD caused by bacteria?
A. GonorrheaB. SyphilisC. ChlamydiaD. Genital warts
6. One symptom of genital herpes is:
A. Tingling or burning in the genital areaB. Painful blisters in the genital areaC. A and BD. None of the above
7. Gonorrhea is treated with antibiotics. What problem has occurred recently in treatment?
A. Antibiotics have been in short supplyB. The bacteria that cause gonorrhea have become resistant to certain antibioticsC. People have developed an allergic reaction to certain antibioticsD. All of the above
8. Which major organ can be affected by untreated syphilis?
A. HeartB. BrainC. LiverD. A and B
9. Which of these are other types of STDs?
A. ChancroidB. ScabiesC. Molluscum contagiosumD. HTLVE. All of the above
10. The cytomegalovirus (CMV) can be spread by sexual contact and also by:
A. KissingB. Sharing an office with an infected personC. Changing a child's wet diapersD. A and C
11. To lower your risk of getting an STD:
A. Use a male condomB. Don't have multiple sex partnersC. As a young person, delay having sexual relations as long as possibleD. All of the above
Online Source: Cytomegalovirus, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/cmv/transmission.html
Online Source: Chlamydia fact sheet, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/STDFact-Chlamydia.htm
Online Source: Gonorrhea fact sheet, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/STDFact-gonorrhea.htm
Online Source: Genital herpes fact sheet, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm
Online Source: The role of STD prevention and treatment in HIV prevention, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/std/HIV/stds-and-hiv-fact-sheet.pdf
Online Source: Syphilis fact sheet, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/STDFact-Syphilis.htm
Author: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Online Medical Reviewer: Trevino, Heather M, BSN, RNC
Date Last Reviewed: 8/28/2014