Sexually Transmitted Diseases
STDs
        What are STDs
        Common STDs
        Tests for STDs
        Preventing STDs
        I Have STDs
        Pregnancy Concerns
        Treatments for STDs
        Bacterial Vaginosis
        Chlamydia
        Genital Herpes
        Genital Warts
        Gonorrhea
        Hepatitis C
        HIV & AIDS
        HIV Self Test
        Human Papillomavirus
        Syphilis
        Trichomoniasis
        Yeast Infections
        Condom Information
        Male Condoms
        Female Condoms
        Dental Dam
        Personal Lube
        Spermicide
        STD News


Health Information:

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Learn more about how to prevent and heal your body from these diseases:

   Venereal Diseases
   Bacterial Vaginosis
   Human Papilloma Virus
   Anal Warts

Shaving Prevention
Prevent pubic shaving sores that lead to open gateways for STDs.

   Razor Burn
   Ingrown Hair

Pap Smear
Pap smear test can detect early signs of HPV and help prevent cervical cancer.

   Pap Smear

Vaginal Yeast Infection
Yeast infections seem to be only rarely passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

A male partner of a woman with a yeast infection usually will have no symptoms, but some men may get an itchy rash on the penis.

   Vaginal Yeast Infection

 

You are here: Sexually Transmitted Diseases > Treatments for STDs

what are sexually transmitted diseases
Search for STD treatments.


Treatments for STDs

Many STDs are easily treated, but all can be dangerous if ignored. As well, for most STDs, it is important to ensure that all sex partners receive treatment if an individual is infected.

The bacterial infections, such as chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, can be treated, but will require different types of medication; that is, no single drug is effective against all bacteria.

Furthermore, some bacteria are now showing resistance to standard treatments throughout the world.

For viral infections � such as hepatitis B, genital herpes, genital warts and HIV � treatment, when available, may not cure in all cases.

Vaccination
Hepatitis B is the only STD for which a licensed vaccine is available. In Canada, two hepatitis B vaccines and one vaccine for both hepatitis A and B are licensed for use.

The vaccines are usually given as a series of three injection doses over six months, and are considered safe and effective.