|no one knows the answer!!!!!???????????
Aug 18, 2000
once an std is treated, do you still have it, can you pass it on??? thanks for your time, I respect what you do
| Response from Mr. Kull
There are different guidelines for different STDs. Generally, when you are treated for an STD that is "curable," it is assumed that when you take the full course of medication and the symptoms clear up, that you are cured. Sometimes it is indicated that there is a "test for cure," meaning that a follow-up screening is performed to make sure that the treatment worked.
Some STDs can't be cured. Some take longer to treat than others. STDs and treatment will vary from person to person.
The best thing to do is get all of the facts from your doctor when you are being treated for an STD. Find out how long you need to take the medication, when you are no longer a risk to your partners, if you need to have a follow-up test, and any other relevant details.
For more specific STD information, visit The Body's Sexually Transmitted Disease Basics.
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