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Treatment is available for all
sexually transmitted infections (STIs), no matter what
the cause, to relieve symptoms, even if a cure is not possible. Some, but not
all, STIs are treated with antibiotics.
If you think that you have been exposed to an STI, it is important to
be evaluated promptly by a health professional. This will help prevent serious
health problems for yourself and reduce the risk of transmitting the infection
Many STI symptoms will go away or change quickly. This does not mean that the STI has gone away. It will be harder for your health professional to diagnose your STI after the symptoms
have changed. A delay in being evaluated may lead to a more serious
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofMay 27, 2016
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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