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Which STDs are Curable
or can be Treated?
Dear STD Advice,
Can you tell me which STDs are curable or can
be treated? ~
Several STDs are curable, which is why it is important that a person gets an
The STDs that can be cured with antibiotics are:
The STDs that cannot be cured, but can be treated,
HPV (and Genital Warts)
And in a class of its own is HIV. There are several
current and emerging treatment options (not cures)
When you go in for your STD test, be sure
to be specific about your concerns with your physician,
particularly when it comes to when you believe you
may have been exposed to an STD. Be sure to ask if
the physician recommends a separate test later as some
STDs, like HIV, may take longer to show up. For example,
while most STDs can be accurately tested for soon after
exposure, the CDC states that a person with concerns
for HIV should be tested for most accurate results
about six months after the possible exposure.
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Only a physician can properly diagnose whether or
not you have an STD. Thus it is important that you
get an STD test done if you have a concern. None of the
advice given in this column is a substitute for physician
If you think you may have a sexually transmitted
disease, you should see a physician immediately to
be properly diagnosed and treated. You should not try
to diagnose or treat symptoms on your own.
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