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.
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.
Molecules produced by the body which attach themselves to the micro-organisms that cause disease and destroy them.
A sexually transmitted infection that affects the genital membranes of either sex. Symptoms include a yellowish discharge from the genitals.
A substance that is used to treat infections.
To be protected against infectious disease.