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how long does it take to cure std

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
3-5 days: You will start seeing improvement very soon after initiating therapy but on average it may take 3-5 days before clearing of symptoms. Patients should ... Read More
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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience Gynecology
3 days: for medicine to get absorbed and work

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kuan
21 years experience Urology
Depends: While some stis are considered curable and can be cleared with a short course of treatment, others may be take more time. Some infections, such hiv, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies : It totally depends on the type of std. For example herpes is with you forever whereas chlamydia can be treated with an antibiotic for a few days.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: There is a single dose treatment for gonorrhea, chlamydia. Seven day treatment for trichomonas, gardnerella. One to three weeks treatment for syphilis ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on the std and the treatment. Some like herpes are forever, the acute outbreak can be treated but the virus stays in your body lifelong and ca ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
43 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on the STD: You could have an STD and be asymptomatic — without any signs or symptoms. In fact, this happens with a lot of STDs. Even though you have no symptoms, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Incubation periods: Vary depending on which std it is.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on the type of testing that was done, the office hours and days of operation of the clinic who tested you, and the general operating efficienc ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience Family Medicine
Within 1 week: Usually 4-7 days but could be longer.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
34 years experience Urology
Test dependent : From days to weeks

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