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Four ampoules of gonococcus serum, Paris, France, 1932-1933

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    Glossary: immune serum

    Immune serum, blood serum from an immunised animal used for passive immunisation, an antiserum, antitoxin or antivenin.

    Glossary: ampoule

    A sealed glass or plastic capsule containing one dose of a drug in the form of a sterile solution for injection.

    Glossary: sexually transmitted infection

    Any disease transmitted by sexual intercourse. STIs include HIV/AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhoea, some chlamydia infections and genital herpes.

    Glossary: antibody

    Molecules produced by the body which attach themselves to the micro-organisms that cause disease and destroy them.

    Glossary: gonorrhoea

    A sexually transmitted infection that affects the genital membranes of either sex. Symptoms include a yellowish discharge from the genitals.

    Glossary: antibiotic

    A substance that is used to treat infections.

    Glossary: immune

    To be protected against infectious disease.