It is difficult to believe that diseases like gonorrhoea that used to cause such severe illness, continuous smelly discharge, and inflammation of genitals can now be treated with the help of even a single pill. However, before one can be treated with medications, it is key to conduct proper testing as often, one may be having a dual pathogen causing the STD. Improper treatment can result in worse outcomes for patients.
Our clinics follow the highest treatment standards and provide treatment based on the national treatment guidelines. Thus, one can be sure that they are getting only evidence-based treatment. Fortunately, medicine has made lots of progress in treating even difficult-to-manage conditions like hepatitis B or C. It means that proper treatment can eliminate these infections in most cases. Additionally, it is worth understanding that our clinic can provide vaccination against some of these common infections like HPV.
One can expect to get treated by a men’s health specialist, well versed in dealing with all STDs in our clinic. All clinic equipment is sterilized using the best protocols. Moreover, we almost always only use disposables to avoid the risk of any contaminations altogether.
Some of the services provided by our clinic
- STD Screening Packages
- STD Testing
- STD Treatment & Management
- HIV Testing & Screening
- Anonymous HIV Testing
- HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (HIV PrEP)
- HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (HIV PEP)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination
What are the signs and symptoms of STDs?
The most important thing to know is that many severe STD infections may not have any symptoms in their early stages. Or symptoms may be mild and vague, and one may confuse them with other ailments.
Just take an example of hepatitis C. As many as 80% of those infected by it may not produce any symptoms at all. Nonetheless, they carry the virus and can continue to spread. However, they might develop symptoms when their immunity falls due to some reasons. It means that STD screening is the only reliable way of knowing if a person has the virus, thus preventing its spread.
Another example could be HIV. It may cause flu-like illness in most individuals after a few weeks of contraction. However, it may also cause other vague symptoms like a low-grade fever, diarrhoea, and more. Since such symptoms are present in so many other illnesses, even doctors cannot confirm its diagnosis merely based on the symptoms.
Symptoms like genital rashes, smelly penile discharge, and genital blisters are characteristic of various bacterial, fungal, and protozoal infections like gonorrhoea or syphilis. Fortunately, these infections are treated quickly and with great success these days.
How are STDs treated?
Many people want to learn about how STDs are treated and whether a person can completely recover from STDs. Different infections are treated in different ways. However, in most cases, a person can expect to make a complete recovery. These days there are very few infections that are difficult to eradicate from the body completely, like HIV, HPV, and even Molluscum. However, most infections can be eradicated.
For most infections like syphilis, bacterial infections, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and trichomoniasis, doctors would use some combination of oral antibiotics. However, some patients may require injectables. Nonetheless, the prognosis of most of these conditions is excellent.
In the case of HIV, one would require lifelong treatment with tablets but can expect to live a close to normal life.
In the case of HPV warts, doctors may use creams, surgery, or laser removal. However, in most cases, they cause self-limiting illness. The same is true for Molluscum.