Treatment of STDs

Warning: Do not try to treat a sexually transmitted disease on their own, since these diseases are contagious and dangerous. You have to see a doctor.

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Bacterial STDs can be cured with antibiotics if treatment begins early enough.If you get antibiotics against a sexually transmitted disease, it is important that you take the medication as prescribed, even if symptoms go away. It is also important that not taking someone else’s medication to treat the infection, as it may make it harder to treat the infection. Viral diseases, however, can not be cured, and by these sex diseases can only keep the symptoms in check with medication. It is also possible to prevent some of them before infection occurs by means of a vaccine, and today there are currently only Hepatitis B and HPV can be prevented by vaccination. These do not help if you are already infected with the disease.

There are multiple drugs simultaneously in the treatment of HIV

There is no curative treatment for HIV and therefore all therapy focus on keeping HIV at bay. Standard treatment for HIV antiretroviral medications, and the common practice to use at least three drugs at the same time to prevent the virus developing resistance to one of the drugs. Today there is an ongoing debate about when antiretroviral therapy should begin, and some doctors believe it should start at an early stage in order to have control of the HIV virus. Those on the other side will argue that it is better to wait, since the drugs have some adverse side effects and that it may develop resistance. Talk to your doctor about what point in the disease it is best to start antiretroviral therapy. It is nevertheless important to practice safe sex with a condom, because you are still contagious even if one has a good effect of treatment. One should also encourage their sexual partner to take an HIV rapid test at regular intervals so that any infection is detected at an early stage.

Antibiotics are the standard treatment for chlamydia and gonorrhea

Chlamydia and gonorrhea are bacterial STDs that are treated with antibiotics, and one should start treatment as soon as possible if you get a positive result on a chlamydia test that you take home, even if one has no noticeable signs or symptoms of active disease. Your sexual partners should also receive treatment, even if does not have any ailments. Some strains of gonorrhea have become resistant to the usual stone types of antibiotics, so it may be that you will have to use other classes of antibiotics to fight the bacteria. Be sure that your partner also gets treatment, or former partners (if there are less than six months since you had sexual intercourse). You should also take another test after three months to make sure that the bacterium has left the body completely, even if your partner has been fully recovered. If you do not receive treatment for gonorrhea and chlamydia, you risk serious complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease, epididymitis and infertility.

Syphilis has a relatively simple and rapid processing

Syphilis is usually treated with penicillin, and early treatment is vital to prevent the bacteria from spreading around the body and cause damage.

Treatment against genital herpes and control of outbreaks

Once you’ve got genital herpes, the virus will be in the body di lifetime. After the first outbreak, the herpes virus flare up several times a year, but the duration can be lowered over time. Antiviral medicine may help reduce the duration and severity of outbreaks. Do you have frequent outbreaks of herpes, it may be necessary with a different type of treatment, where you get daily medication.

HPV and genital warts

There is no standard treatment for genital warts, most genital warts will disappear without itself. This often entails that one gets rid of the virus completely ding, but often one will become a permanent carrier of the virus and the risk of infecting others. If you seek treatment, it will typically be to freeze the warts or by applying medical cream directly. It may require surgical intervention if these forms of treatment fails, but the risk of genital warts return is great.

Treatment of Hepatitis B

The aim of the treatment of Hepatitis B, is to prevent viruses damage the liver. There are several medications used to treat hepatitis, but if you get severe damage to the liver may be necessary with liver transplantation.

Trichonomas vaginalis

This is an infection caused by a parasite, and standard treatment with an antibiotic called for metronidazole. This treatment has a success rate of around 90%. The medication is taken orally, but women in the first three months of a pregnancy risk that the drug damages the fetus, and it is preferred that this group of patients receive local treatment in the form of cream or suppository. If this does not give any effect, it may be appropriate with metronidazole in pill form in the second ot thord trimester.