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pervocracy: I feel like there’s a lot of infographics out there about STI prevention, but not enough about what happens if you already have one.  (The answer is not “you give up because your life is over.”)  So here, have some education! Click to make text bigger. : Treatment Can it be cured? Yes Chlamydia Antibiotics azithromycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, levofloxacin or ofloxacin Gonorrhea Yes Antibiotics usually ceftriaxone and azithromycin but antibiotic resistance is increasing Hepatitis B 3 No Antiviral drugs and but most people will recover on their own; about 5% become chronically infected immune modulators tenofovir, entecavir, PEGylated interferon Hepatitis C So Sometimes cure rates are not 100% but a cure is possible Antiviral drugs drug choice depends on specific genotype of virus Herpes 0 but outbreaks usually reduce in severity/frequency over time (even without treatment) Antiviral drugs acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) many different drug "cocktails" HIV/AIDS No but treatment greatly extends life expectancy (up to 50 years after diagnosis) No but most people will recover on their own; cancer screening is important Yes HPV None but genital warts can be removed Pubic Lice Topical treatment permethrin or pyrethrins with piperonyl butoxide Antibiotics penicillin, doxycycline, tetracycline Syphilis Yes Trichomoniasis Yes Antiparasitic medication metronidazole pervocracy: I feel like there’s a lot of infographics out there about STI prevention, but not enough about what happens if you already have one.  (The answer is not “you give up because your life is over.”)  So here, have some education! Click to make text bigger.
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