Section : Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) - A Guide

STI – Confirmation of Diagnosis and Treatment

How is a Sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosed ?

  • Blood and urine samples enable to detect common STIs (Chlamydial infections, HIV, Gonorrhoea (Gonorrhea), Syphilis).
  • However, local sampling on the skin and mucous membranes and of discharge fluides according to the guidance of the doctor (physician) will confirm the diagnosis.

Can all STIs be cured ?

  • It is important to treat all STIs. Treatment as well as prevention will help avoid infection transmission and avoid the complication of the STI.
  • STIs of bacterial origin can be cured if they are treated early.
  • STIs of viral origin can be treated, but as of today cannot be cured.

How to treat a STI ?

  • Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics.
  • Viral infections are treated with antiviral drugs.
  • Parasitic infections are treated with antiparasitic drugs.
  • Therefore, we cannot treat STIs with a single drug (combining them carries the risk of serious cumulative side effects). It is therefore of paramount importance to have a diagnosis before undergoing treatment.

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