Image credit

Image credit

ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes: Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

DiseaseCausative OrganismSignsSymptomsTreatment

  • Sores on penis/vagina

  • Swollen glands in groin

Pain from sores and glandsAntibiotics

  • Inflammation of the penis

  • Yellow discharge


  • Pus and discharge

  • Pain during urination

  • But may be unnoticed


  • Sore(s) on penis or vagina (a week after infection)

  • Spots on skin

  • Blindness and insanity (long term)

Mild feverAntibiotics (if treated early)

  • Skin sores

  • Weight loss

  • Persistent cough

  • Diarrhoea

  • Swollen glands

  • Low white blood cell count

  • Pneumonia

  • No immunity/Depressed immunity

  • Fevers

  • Fatigue

  • No cure yet

  • Use of ARVs to prolong life

  • Leading a healthy life to prolong life

To access more topics go to the Combined Science Notes page

Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge