Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About HIV/AIDS & STIs
HIV/STD & STIs
HIV stands for:
H = Human (only infects humans)
I = Immunodeficiency (causes the immune system to collapse)
V = Virus (a germ that gets into the body and has no cure)
The HIV virus can enter the body through the lining of the vagina, vulva, penis, rectum or mouth during unprotected sex. HIV is not a disease that selects certain individuals with certain characteristics, but it is a disease whose victims are those that engage in particular behaviors.
AIDS stands for:
A = Acquired (not genetic, passed from one person to another)
I = Immune (affects the immune system)
D = Deficiency (the body is not able to protect itself from infection)
S = Syndrome (a collection of different symptoms or diseases)
HIV TransmissionHIV is only transmitted by four body fluids:
Intimate relationships represent a primary area of interest for many of us, and education about love and sex represents an important way of ensuring people live long, healthy and happy lives.
There's a lot of stuff to get to grips with when you are growing up. Puberty, relationships, sex and contraception are just some of the things young people want to know about. Bee Busy has created new and innovative programs for the purpose of educating, empowering, uplifting, entertaining and rewarding individuals to become self-sufficient and self-reliant; thus creating productive communities which will strengthen the nation for generations to come.
Sex - or sexual intercourse - can result in pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as Chlamydia, HIV or Herpes. There are many STIs that you can get through penetrative or oral sex. Sex can also impact on your emotions and happiness, both in a positive way and a negative way.
Being knowledgeable will make it easier to make decisions about your body, having sex or not having sex, your sexual health and your relationships. LEARN MORE >>
When i had first turned 16 a boy in my grade told me he wanted to be my first.. at first i thought that i was okay with that cause we had been together for about 5 months but something just felt wrong.. i told him i wasnt ready and he dumped me.. i talked to my mom and she told me to just move on and not give into peer presure.. im now 17 and have been with my current boyfriend for a little bit over a year! We slept together on our one year anniversary!! He told me that if i didnt wanna do it i didnt have to and if he was hurtin me he would stop.. it hurt a little at first bit he was gentle and finally the pain went away.. now when we engage in sex its always amazing! I love that i waited for him but i do wish i wouldve waited maybe a little longer. I feel like i just went with the crowd and gave in.. but i love this boy more than life itself!!
Bee Busy says: Making choices about sex can be difficult, but it is important to do what you feel comfortable with. Take a look at our Great Sex on Purpose, page for more information.
First time sex stories are a selection of stories about having sex for the first time or deciding to wait, written by different people and sent to Bee Busy. We hope these stories will help many people make informed decisions around having sex for the first time. SUBMIT YOUR STORY >> Call Michelle: 713-774-8800.
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