Sexually transmitted infections STIs are considered a serious public health problem worldwide, affecting especially young people. We wanted to evaluate, through this work, what high school students of Messina know about the STIs. From February to May questionnaires were distributed to students of the last three classes of seven high schools, three of which belonging to humanistic area and four to technical area. The completed questionnaires collected were Young people have a limited knowledge on the subject.
We concluded our work by stressing the importance and the need to deepen and improve the training and information of the medical staff, teachers and families, as it is from their knowledge and their ability to provide complete and accurate information about the Health education on sexually transmitted infections journal posed by STIs that can derive knowledge and choices of appropriate lifestyle between the youth population.
According to World Health Organization WHO estimates, million new cases of curable STIs syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis occur annually throughout the world in adults aged years.
Health education on sexually transmitted infections journal A real increase in incidence is due to the increased tendency to have promiscuous sex without using a condom [ 23 ].
Another reason of the increased incidence is certainly related to the disinterest of most of population against these infections; this lack of interest is linked to lack of information devoted to this subject, especially by young people and consequently to poor knowledge of the problem represented by the STIs [ 4 ].
It's also important to point out that in most industrialized countries, where the widespread use of antibiotics in the past decades has led to a drastic reduction in the spread of STIs, there is now a marked increase in viral STIs such as genital herpes and warts, and the re-emergence of diseases almost completely disappeared, such as syphilis and lymphogranuloma venereum [ 5 ].