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White Panther Medical. Infor:. i (lOOC free rock.'n' roll concert, June 15, I969 f VENEREAL DISEASE Venereal, diseasè ia gatten üy physical contact, almost always sexual contact, with a. person who has the disease It is nat gotten f rom seats, or through the air. Gonorrhea vcl&P strain, gleet, raox'ning drop, a dose, the whites) Signs of gonorrhea: i) Burning with irrinatio.. ■ Chis usually begins four to nine days af ter exposure. It is almost thé eariy sign of gonorrhea . A wonian may have no early signs at all. ) Pus discharging from the sex organs . This is a later sign and means that the inf ection is well-stablished . 3) Pain in the genital área or deep in the pelvis By this time, there is a good chance that the person may be sterile (unable to have children). A woman may need to be hospitalizad and have her uterus and tubes removed. h) Much later, gonörrhea may cause heart disease, arthritis, blindness,. or death. In most people, it will make them unable to ever have children. All of these problems can be prevented by early and adequate treatment . There is NO BLOOD TEST FOR GONORRHEA . lts presence can be proved only by examining the discharge from the genitals . Gonorrhea is most often diagnosed in women because a man with whom she had sex gets the disease. Syphilis (pox, lues, bad blood, siff, hair-cut, old joe) , Signs of syphilis: l) The chancre . This usually looks like ari ulcer, pimple, blister, or open sore ■ It is the first sign that a person has come in contact with syphilis, and usually appears two to three weeks ai'ter exposuze It is most often on or near the genitals, 'out the chancre can appear anywhere on the body. In men there is usualTy' painless swelling of the lyiaph glands near the chancre . In women, both the chancre and the swollen lyinph glands may be hidden inside. The chancre will disappear by itself, but the garras are still present, and the infected person can inf eet others . If you are under 21 years old, most physicians will still provide treatment without inf orming your parents . Reporting of Venereal Jiseasu The law says that venereal disease must be reported to the Public úealth Department. However, because so many patients ask their physiciaus not to, ouly a small percentage of cases are reported . The Public Health Department is interested only in finding people who might hav venereal diaease, and in getting them treated . It is very discrete in investigatipn. ïïaving a venereal disease,, is uot a crime . You cannot be prosecuted . IF YOU EVEN SUSPECT THAT YOU MIGHT. HAVE VEMLEAL DISEASE, SEE A DOCTOR. ir ir ir ir -TTTTTTTTTrirTTTr The Pree Health Clinic is beginning at the free concerts in the pa.i-ks so that that the peop]o can gtít: l) Free infoj-mation on V.D., drug problems, birth control, etc. 2) First Aid; 3) suid free doctors service (when a doctor comes forth f rom the community and the community as a whole supports him). Msdical students nd doctors and all others wanting to serve the needs of the people coiitact: Skip - Tens-Love -