Yes, HIV and STIs can be treatedSTIs caused by bacteria or parasites including chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis can be treated with antibiotics.
STIs caused by bacteria or parasites including chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis can be treated with antibiotics. These antibiotics are most often given by mouth (orally). However, sometimes they are injected or applied directly to the affected area. Vaccines are available for hepatitis B and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) which can cause genital warts.
There is no cure for HIV but there is treatment. Doctors recommend Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) once a patient has been tested HIV positive. ART drugs are a combination of 3 or more drugs, it helps People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to live long and healthy lives. Here are some of the benefits of ART if taken as prescribed by a health provider:
- Reduce the amount of HIV in your body
- Helps keep your immune system stronger and better able to fight infections
- Reduces the risk of passing HIV to others
- Helps prevent drug resistance
If you need testing or treatment for HIV, you can search for HIV Treatment Centers near you by using our HEALTH FACILITY LOCATOR. Simply input your location, then select “HIV Treatment Center” and click on the search button. The results will show the treatment centers within a 10 kilometer radius from your location.