Missions Ablaze has found that there is a great need for proper
sexual education in the world today.
this in mind we found that Mr. Patrick Eades from Georgia has a excellent
program called Brave Heart,
that addresses this issue with much success. We invited him to introduce this
program into South Africa, which he did in 1998. Since that time we have seen
almost two hundred and fifty thousand students and young people, we found that
almost 85% of them makes a commitment to remain "sexually pure"
until marriage! The moment they find out what really happens when they start
sleeping around, and the consequences are spelt out to them, they cannot but
respond to the call for purity!
are inviting you to carefully go through the following information and contact
us with any of your questions.
topic we want to discuss is Sex and more Sex and again Sex, the whole world is shouting it out in all forms that you can
imagine! What the world out there is saying is that it is cool to have Sex
whenever you want to, wherever you want to, how many times ever you want to, and
it will be all O.K. You can visit any Pregnancy Crisis Clinic and ask them how
many children come to them pregnant, the figures will blow your
Never mind how the stats of pregnancies and the stats on HIV
positive people rises, the world are still saying it is cool to have sex
whenever you want to, wherever you want to, how many times ever you want to, it
will be O.K.
you ever asked why people become sexually active? What makes a well brought up
child to indulge into pre - marital sex?
found the number one culprit to be "Peer pressure" It has such a devastating
effect on people that it is scary, even to mention. People today are more
concerned with what other people think of them, and their "image" with those
people than what they are concerned about their good moral
Children, Teens, and even Young Adults, by their thousands, are
indulging into so called " free love "with the advocating of " Safe Sex", they
are bluffed into using these seemingly safe methods to get rid of their "Peer
pressure", and to be able to sit down and discuss experiences with their
friends! They are then also able to swing the pendulum in the direction that
they can now apply "Peer pressure"!!
"If you love me you will let me"
"You don't want to tell me that you are still a Virgin?"
"You can't get anybody, what's wrong with you!"
"Come on, get into the act, everybody is doing it!"
the order of the day in most of the Teen group discussions today!!
thought that 65% of these young people end up with having an STD is horrible,
yet it is the truth. Although the propagators of "Safe Sex" flies their banners
high, and claims that their methods are failproof, the devastating facts that
stares us in the eye, is that the statistics show that we are reaching the
levels of epidemic proportions!! There is just nothing that works, that they can
produce that will guarantee you that you can safely have
the province of Kwa - Zulu Natal South Africa, the growth rate has now turned
negative. Also of the patients in hospitals, four out of five is positive with
Wherever you look on T V, in Magazines, on the Radio the drive
towards Sex is just overwhelming. Gone are the days that you had the chance to
watch T V, knowing that all the scenes will be good for the whole
household, there will always be foul language, there will be violence, there
will be sex, the only difference is the amount of naked scenes might be more or
less!! These days it is normal to see Homosexual scenes on your regular
telly. The moral standards have dropped so that even the P G movies is
many times undesirable to watch! Lately
one of the mainline South African stations have porno movies, late on a Saturday
night! This is National TV This is free, not a paid channel, there is no barring
available on the channel, so any child can watch it!!
exactly are STD's?
Brave Heart we have renamed STD's with a brand
new name, as we found that STD's does not really describe the awesome results of
the disease!! So our name for STD's has changed to "CROTCH ROT!!" CROTCH ROT is
named so because your Crotch is rotting!!!
For those already dealing with an STD, we are not
trying to embarrass you by using this new term, we are trying to help those
without an STD to understand how bad it can be!
CROTCH ROT is our new name for STD's
Crotch Rot comes in two basic flavors
Bacterial includes Herpes, Syphilis, Chlamydia, these are curable.
includes HPV, HIV, Aids, these are not presently curable.
are many more diseases, but we will only name these few.
These are graphic pictures of human
genitalia, and should NOT be viewed by young children
Genital HPV Infection
What is genital HPV infection?
Genital HPV infection is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that
is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the
name of a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different strains or
types. Over 30 of these are sexually transmitted, and they can infect the
genital area, like the skin of the penis, vulva, labia, or anus, or the tissues
covering the vagina and cervix. Some of these viruses are considered "high-risk"
types and may cause abnormal Pap smears and cancer of the cervix, anus, and
penis. Others are "low-risk," and they may cause mild Pap smear abnormalities
and genital warts. Genital warts are single or multiple growths or bumps that
appear in the genital area, and sometimes form a cauliflower-like
How common is
Approximately twenty million people are currently infected with
HPV. Fifty to 75% of sexually active men and women acquire genital HPV infection
at some point in their lives. About 5.5 million Americans get a new genital HPV
infection each year.
How do people get genital HPV
types of HPV that infect the genital area are spread primarily through sexual
contact. Most HPV infections have no signs or symptoms; therefore, most infected
persons are completely unaware they are infected, yet they can transmit the
virus to a sex partner. Rarely, pregnant women can pass HPV to their baby during
vaginal delivery. A newborn that is exposed to HPV during delivery can develop
warts in the larynx (voice box). What are the signs and symptoms of genital HPV
infection? Most people who have a genital HPV infection do not know they are
infected. The virus lives in the skin or mucus membranes and usually causes no
symptoms. Other people get visible genital warts.
What are genital
usually appear as soft, moist, pink or red swellings. They can be raised or
flat, single or multiple, small or large. Some cluster together forming a
cauliflower-like shape. They can appear on the vulva, in or around the vagina or
anus, on the cervix, and on the penis, scrotum, groin, or thigh. Warts can
appear within several weeks after sexual contact with an infected person, or
they can take months to appear. Genital warts are diagnosed by inspection.
Visible genital warts can be removed, but no treatment is better than another,
and no single treatment is ideal for all cases. Who is at risk for genital HPV
infection? Anyone who has sex is at risk for genital HPV infection. How is
genital HPV infection diagnosed? Most women are diagnosed with HPV on the basis
of abnormal Pap smears. Pap smears are the primary screening tool for cervical
cancer or pre-cancerous conditions, many of which are cell changes related to
HPV. Current HPV tests are fairly sophisticated and expensive and are
commercially available for women with an abnormal Pap smear. They cannot
identify which HPV infections will lead to cervical cancer or pre-cancerous
conditions. Research is underway to determine the role of HPV tests for cervical
Is there a cure for HPV?
is no "cure" for HPV, although the infection usually goes away on its own.
Cancer-related types are more likely to persist. What is the connection between
HPV infection and cervical cancer? All types of HPV can cause mild Pap smear
abnormalities that do not have serious consequences. Approximately 10 of the 30
identified genital HPV types can lead, in rare cases, to development of cervical
cancer. Research has shown that for most (90%) women, cervical HPV infection
becomes undetectable within two years; only a small proportion have persistent
infection. Persistent infection with certain types of HPV is the key risk factor
for cervical cancer. A Pap smear can detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells on
the cervix. Frequent Pap smears and careful medical follow-up, with treatment if
necessary, can help ensure that pre-cancerous cells in the cervix caused by HPV
infection do not develop into life-threatening cervical cancer. The Pap test
used in U.S. cervical cancer screening programs is responsible for greatly
reducing deaths from cervical cancer. The American Cancer Society estimated that
about 12,800 women in the United States were diagnosed with invasive cervical
cancer in 2000. In 2001, approximately 4,600 women will die from cervical
How can genital HPV infection be
Abstinence is the most effective strategy to prevent HPV
infection. Two uninfected individuals who have no other sex partners besides
each other cannot get genital HPV infection. The following practices for
sexually active people will help prevent infection:
not have sex with anyone who has genital sores or unusual growths in the genital
area or the anus · Be aware that condoms can reduce, but do not eliminate, the
risk for transmission to uninfected partners.· If you are a sexually active
women, you should have a regular Pap smear to screen for cervical cancer or
other precancerous conditions.
The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV
Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can
be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV, the virus that causes
AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can
help in the development of effective HIV prevention programs for persons with
high-risk sexual behaviors.
What is the link between STDs and HIV
Individuals who are infected with STDs are at least two to five
times more likely than uninfected individuals to acquire HIV if they are exposed
to the virus through sexual contact. In addition, if an HIV-infected individual
is also infected with another STD, that person is more likely to transmit HIV
through sexual contact than other HIV-infected persons (Wasserheit, 1992). There
is substantial biological evidence demonstrating that the presence of other STDs
increases the likelihood of both transmitting and acquiring HIV (Fleming,
Increased susceptibility. STDs probably increase susceptibility to HIV infection
by two mechanisms. Genital ulcers (e.g., syphilis, herpes, or chancroid) result
in breaks in the genital tract lining or skin. These breaks create a portal of
entry for HIV. Non-ulcerative STDs (e.g., chlamydia, gonorrhea, and
trichomoniasis) increase the concentration of cells in genital secretions that
can serve as targets for HIV (e.g., CD4+ cells).
Increased infectiousness. Studies have shown that when HIV-infected individuals
are also infected with other STDs, they are more likely to have HIV in their
genital secretions. For example, men who are infected with both gonorrhea and
HIV are more than twice as likely to shed HIV in their genital secretions than
are those who are infected only with HIV. Moreover, the median concentration of
HIV in semen is as much as 10 times higher in men who are infected with both
gonorrhea and HIV than in men infected only with HIV.
How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV
Evidence from intervention studies indicates that detecting and
treating STDs can substantially reduce HIV transmission at the individual and
treatment reduces an individual's ability to transmit HIV. Studies have shown
that treating STDs in HIV-infected individuals decreases both the amount of HIV
they shed and how often they shed the virus (Fleming, Wasserheit,
treatment reduces the spread of HIV infection in communities. Two
community-level, randomized trials have examined the role of STD treatment in
HIV transmission. Together, their results have begun to clarify conditions under
which STD treatment is likely to be most successful in reducing HIV
transmission. First, continuous interventions to improve access to effective STD
treatment services is likely to be more effective in reducing HIV transmission
than intermittent interventions through strategies such as periodic mass
treatment. Second, STD treatment is likely to be most effective in reducing HIV
transmission where STD rates are high and the heterosexual HIV epidemic is
young. Third, treatment of symptomatic STDs may be particularly important. The
first community trial, conducted in a rural area of Tanzania, demonstrated a
decrease of about 40% in new, heterosexually transmitted HIV infections in
communities with continuous access to improved treatment of symptomatic STDs, as
compared to communities with minimal STD services, where incidence remained
about the same (Grosskurth, Mosha, Todd, et al., 1995). However, in the second
trial conducted in Uganda, a reduction in HIV transmission was not demonstrated
when the STD control approach was community-wide mass treatment administered to
everyone every 10 months in the absence of regular access to improved STD
services (Wawer, et al., 1999).
What are the implications for HIV prevention
Strong STD prevention, testing, and treatment can play a vital
role in comprehensive programs to prevent sexual transmission of HIV.
Furthermore, STD trends can offer important insights into where the HIV epidemic
may grow, making STD surveillance data helpful in forecasting where HIV rates
are likely to increase. Better linkages are needed between HIV and STD
prevention efforts nationwide in order to control both epidemics. In the context
of persistently high prevalence of STDs in many parts of the United States and
with emerging evidence that the U.S. HIV epidemic increasingly is affecting
populations with the highest rates of curable STDs, CDC's Advisory Committee on
HIV and STD Prevention (ACHSP) has recommended the
· Early detection and treatment of curable STDs should
become a major, explicit component of comprehensive HIV prevention programs at
national, state, and local levels;
areas where STDs that facilitate HIV transmission are prevalent, screening and
treatment programs should be expanded;
and STD prevention programs in the United States, together with private and
public sector partners, should take joint responsibility for implementing these
ACHSP also notes that early detection and treatment of STDs should be only one
component of a comprehensive HIV prevention program, which also must include a
range of social, behavioral, and biomedical interventions.
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