STD Treatments

Most bacterial STIs can easily be cured with a simple course of antibiotics; however viral STIs can only be treated, not cured.

STI Treatment information

Many people who find out that they have an STD are understandably distressed and uneasy about the potential impact it could have on their life. It may be the case that you have never had an STD before and are daunted by the range of medications available and consequences of leaving the infection untreated.

It is important to inform all sexual partners of a positive STD test result as this could mean that they have contracted the infection. Many of the most common STDs show no symptoms, so a potentially infected partner could be risking their health, unaware. Do not assume that a sexual partner will be aware that they are infected. Although the vast majority of STDs are easily treatable, it is important to treat them as soon as possible to reduce the risk of long-term damage.

Your STD treatment will be based on the type of STD treatment that you have. There are three main types:

  • Bacterial
  • Viral
  • Parasitic

It is important to note the distinction between the three different types of STI. While bacterial and parasitic infection can be cured, viral infections cannot, although they can be treated. Genital herpes is an example of a viral STD which originates from the human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV cannot be cured, but outbreaks are easily treated.

If you do have a viral infection, you should not be worried. There are a whole host of treatment options available which can work to eliminate the uncomfortable effects and damage to your health.

STI Treatments options available

  • Taken orally to treat genital herpes, a generic antiviral medication
  • For preventative use and the treatment of outbreaks

  • A genital warts cream treatment
  • Able to clear outbreaks in 16 weeks

  • Taken orally, a generic macrolide antibiotic
  • Fast acting with results between three and five days

  • Taken orally, an antibiotic for bacterial infections
  • Able to cure gonorrhea with a single dose

  • A podophyllotoxin gel solution that treats genital warts
  • Fast acting results in three days

  • Taken orally, a generic antibiotic for bacterial infections
  • Designed to treat gonorrhea, chlamydia, ureaplasma urealyticum, and non-specific urethritis

  • Taken orally, a generic antibiotic treatment for bacterial infections
  • Is effective at treating trichomonas vaginalis and bacterial vaginosis (gardnerella vaginalis)

  • Cream variant of Condyline
  • Effective at treating genital wart outbreaks

The period of time that you will need to take your STD treatment will depend on which infection you have. If your STD test results are returned positive, you should ensure that you administer the treatment following the instructions provided to ensure the best results.

Some of the treatments we sell are generic, but can guarantee that these are both as effective and safe as their branded counterparts.

Post treatment

Some STD treatments require abstention from sexual activity for a short period of time after the course has ended. Cefixime requires a no-sex period of seven days once you have finished the course, for example. It is important to be aware of the precautions each treatment specifies before beginning the course.

It is advisable to take an STD test two weeks after you have finished an STD treatment to make sure that it has worked. It is also beneficial for you to be aware that even after taking an STD treatment you are still at risk from catching it again if you do not take the necessary precautions, such as using a condom regularly for sex.

Aciclovir is an effective antiviral medication that is used to treat the herpes virus which can form as genital herpes, cold sores and shingles.
Aldara is a medication which is designed to treat various skin conditions, but most commonly used to combat sexually transmitted genital warts.
Azithromycin is a generic variant of Zithromax, an antibiotic treatment. It is a macrolide antibiotic which means it is able to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections.
Cefixime is a cephalosporin type of antibiotic which works to treat and eradicate bacterial infections.
Condyline is an effective treatment for genital warts and was the first to be given medical approval as a prescription medication for this purpose.
Doxycycline is a treatment which can be used to treat and cure many bacterial, viral and parasitic infections including sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, ureaplasma urealyticum, and non-specific urethritis.
Metronidazole is designed to treat a whole host of bacterial infections, including bacterial sexually transmitted diseases such as trichomonas vaginalis and bacterial vaginosis (gardnerella vaginalis).
A cream version of Condyline, this topical medication treats outbreaks of genital warts using its active ingredient podophyllotoxin.
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