Worksheet: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

In this worksheet, we will practice describing some examples of sexually transmitted diseases, and suggesting how the spread of STDs can be reduced.

Q1:

Many strains of gonorrhea have become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat them. What does this mean?

  • AThe bacteria that cause gonorrhea are no longer destroyed by these antibiotics.
  • BThe virus that causes gonorrhea is no longer destroyed by these antibiotics.
  • CThe antibiotics are no longer destroyed by the virus that causes gonorrhea.
  • DThe antibiotics are no longer destroyed by the bacteria that cause gonorrhea.
  • EThe fungi that cause gonorrhea are no longer destroyed by these antibiotics.

Q2:

What pathogen causes HIV?

  • AVirus
  • BBacteria
  • CProtist
  • DParasite
  • EFungi

Q3:

Which of the following best explains how HIV infects the body?

  • AIt breaks down the membranes of nerve cells.
  • BIt targets and destroys white blood cells.
  • CIt targets and destroys red blood cells.
  • DIt causes mutations in the body’s DNA.
  • EIt enters the body through open wounds and causes blood poisoning.

Q4:

If left untreated, HIV can lead to a condition called AIDS. What is AIDS?

  • AAIDS occurs when HIV goes into remission.
  • BAIDS is the final stage of HIV, where the body’s immune system begins to repair itself.
  • CAIDS is the initial stage of HIV, where the patient experiences flu-like symptoms.
  • DAIDS is the final stage of HIV, where the body cannot fight off infections from other diseases.
  • EAIDS is the early stage of HIV, where the virus replicates rapidly.

Q5:

What type of pathogen causes the STD gonorrhea?

  • AFungus
  • BBacteria
  • CVirus
  • DProtist
  • EParasite

Q6:

What type of pathogen causes chlamydia?

  • ABacteria
  • BVirus
  • CProtist
  • DParasite
  • EFungus

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