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A 27-year-old male asked:

dr. dan fisher said except hepatitis b & c all std's are curable.is it true?i've heard syphillis, gonorrhea, hiv can't be cured.they are only treatable.

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Most, not yet HIV: Syphilis is curable with antibiotics if diagnosed early, i.e. Primary or 2ndary. Tertiary syphilis with neurologic deficits can never be cured, only stabilized & germs eliminated. Similar for gonorrhea, must be treated promptly to eliminate bacteria, complications of of urethral strictures in men can be cured. Infertility in both sexes frequently incurable. Hiv can be stabilized by meds, not cured.

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