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A 22-year-old male asked:

Is a person have a std can a doctor give them a prescription to treat it?

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Dr. Jennifer Mcdonald
Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends: You would need to see your doctor for a culture to see the specific std as many are treated differently and treatment depends on which it is. Some are bacterial and respond to antibiotics. (eg. Gonorrhea or chlamydia). Others are viral and while we can treat symptoms things like herpes last forever.
Dr. Deborah Glassman
Urology 26 years experience
Yes: You should be tested to determine the type of std and to rule out transmission of HIV or hepatitis as well. Your partner should also be tested and treated.

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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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