What std’s if any are curable?

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which are curable? which lead to death? which are the most commonly found? which are the least commonly found? what is the most commonly found form of transmition? besides condoms and no sex at all what is the best way to prevent?are there vaccines? thanks.

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Answer by Cooker
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What std’s if any are curable? — 3 Comments

  1. there are so many STDs but the most common is gonorrhea which is treatable. Genital warts are also common and can be treated also. Syphilis, HIV and Hepatitis B & C are some of the STDs with no cure at present. All of these can lead to death if not controlled. Transmission? sexual, anal, oral and blood transfusion. for gonorrhea, syphilis, Hep C and HIV no vaccine yet but for Hep B yes there is. consult your doctor for immunization.

  2. By definition STD is a term for diseases that can be transmitted from someone to someone else when having sex. So diseases like influenza, molluscum contagiosum, and other air/contact borne disease may met the term and conditions. Although the definition of STD provide a wide range, but most discussion is limited to only which the diseases is transmitted by sexual activity.

    Below was copy pasted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexually_transmitted_disease

    STD (may not be all STD, just common ones):

    Chancroid (Haemophilus ducreyi)
    Chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis)
    Granuloma inguinale or (Klebsiella granulomatis)
    Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)
    Syphilis (Treponema pallidum)

    Tinea cruris, “jock itch,” may be sexually transmitted.
    Candidiasis, yeast infection

    Viral hepatitis (Hepatitis B virus)—saliva, venereal fluids.
    (Note: Hepatitis A and Hepatitis E are transmitted via the fecal-oral route; Hepatitis C (liver cancer) is rarely sexually transmittable, and the route of transmission of Hepatitis D (only if infected with B) is uncertain, but may include sexual transmission.)
    Herpes simplex (Herpes simplex virus 1, 2) skin and mucosal, transmissible with or without visible blisters
    Retrovirus like XMRV, HTLV or HIV/ AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)— venereal fluids, semen, breast milk, blood
    HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)— skin and mucosal contact. ‘High risk’ types of HPV are known to cause most types of cervical cancer, as well as anal, penile, and vulvar cancer, and genital warts.
    Molluscum contagiosum (molluscum contagiosum virus MCV)—close contact

    Crab louse, colloquially known as “crabs” or “pubic lice” (Pthirus pubis)
    Scabies (Sarcoptes scabiei)

    Trichomoniasis (Trichomonas vaginalis)

    “which are curable?”
    Other than the viral group, which is mostly self limited disease, mostly cureable. However, syphilis might be a little different, although later infection is no longer contagious, a person who got syphilis will always show a positive serum forever once positive. It is caused by the ability of the cause to enter dormant state. Although viral infection (except HIV) mostly considered as self-limited disease, It might be hard to self cure it. The viral infection like hepatitis may lead to severe condition instead of cure.

    “which lead to death?”
    Directly damaging the liver, a hepatitis B may be fatal or at least lead to cirrhosis/cancer. Most STD doesn’t kill directly. Only the viral may post an urgent threat because the later complication people try to avoid such as AIDS from HIV, cancer from HIV, hepatitis, and HPV.

    “which are the most commonly found?”
    Different place have different statistic. Perhaps HPV in America, HIV in Africa. STDstatisticss is knows as an iceberg phenomenon, meaning the data we have didn’t really show the exact amount of STD patient. Not all people who got STD go to the doctors, which is crucial for statistic.

    “which are the least commonly found?”
    Since the iceberg phenomenon, no one can tell for sure. But some type STD, especially not the viral type, declines significantly since the discovery of penicillin / other antibiotics. Example of this case is syphilis, which is now quite rare or at least quite hard to find. Well, I don’t have the exact data for this answer.

    “what is the most commonly found fo transmision?”
    The body fluids (blood, sperm, breast milk, etc) contains the micro-organism. Other may be the skin, other close contact, especially infestation.

    “besides condoms and no sex at all what is the best way to prevent?”
    Unfortunately, the best way may be considered as imposible, that would be to eradicate the disease it self. But generally, it would starts with the word “avoid”. Different disease = different method. Parasite such as scabies and viral infection such as molluscum contagiosum may only require avoid close contact to prevent transmission. So it really depends on the type of STD.

    “are there vaccines?”
    There are, especially viral. Never hear for other type exist though (for STD). The vaccine mostly used were the ones for hepatitis and HPV.

  3. As far as I know, Sphyllis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are. There may be a few more that are but these three are the ones that I know that have cures for them.

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