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Is chlamydia cureable?

Is chlamydia cureable?

Yes: Chlamydia is curable with the appropriate antibiotics. However, all sexual partners must be evaluated and treated as well, to prevent a reinfection. ...Read more

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Is HCV is cureable completely?

Is HCV is cureable completely?

Virus can be cured: Hepatitis c infection can be cured with antiviral treatment, unlike HIV or hepatitis b. However, if the person has had a lot of scarring of the liver, that might or might not improve, depending on how severe the damage is. ...Read more

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What does reactive hepatitis b means? is it curable? is it contagious?

What does reactive hepatitis b means? is it curable? is it contagious?

It depends: It depend specifically on what test is reactive. There are a dozen different kind of tests and your question is impossible to answer since you did not share exactly what test is positive. Reactive could mean immunity from vaccination to immunity from prior exposure to active disease. ...Read more

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Is herpes serious?

Is herpes serious?

It depends: Herpes simplex infections in healthy people are usually localized to the area of infection. In people with weakened immune systems herpes can be serious, causing not only skin infections but also potentially infecting other organs. Herpes infections in newborn babies can be very serious and have lifelong consequences or even causing death. ...Read more

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Is chlamydia always curable?

Is chlamydia always curable?

Chlamydia is: Curable with antibiotics. However, the complications from previously untreated chlamydia may not be curable (such as infertility). All of the antibiotics must be taken ; you should not have sex for a minimum of 7 days. You can be reinfected with chlamydia. ...Read more

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Is gonorrhoea curable?

Is gonorrhoea curable?

Yes: Gonorrhoea is treatable with antibiotics. There has been rise in certain strains which are resistant to antibiotics which can sometimes makes treatment bit difficult. http://patient.info/doctor/gonorrhoea-pro ...Read more

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What is syphilis virus?

What is syphilis virus?

Bacteria, not virus: There is no syphilis virus. Syphilis is a bacterial disease, caused by treponema pallidum, a spirochete. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for genital herpes, is it curable?

Genital herpes: Herpes is a viral infection. After initial infection as the blisters go away, the virus goes into "hiding" in a nerve cell. It can come out again, particularly if a person is under stress or his/her immune system is low. It can be contagious even when rash is not present. There is no cure for genital herpes but it is treatable. Famcyclovir and valacyclovir are used to treat episodes of herpes. ...Read more

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Is balanitis contagious?

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Is balanitis contagious?

Here are some ...: Balanitis is just a term saying there is inflammation on glans penis and would not be necessarily contagious. However, if the inflammation is related with yeast or herpes infection, it would be. So, see Urologist for clarifying the concern individually. Best wish ... ...Read more

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How contagious is herpes?

How contagious is herpes?

Very: Herpes virus can be shed even when person is asymptomatic, and can occur with very close contact. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information and helpful links. ...Read more

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Is impetigo curable?

Is impetigo curable?

Yes: Impetigo is caused by a bacterial infection. Usually easily treated with proper medication and time. See your PCP to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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How is HIV spread?

How is HIV spread?

Several ways...: "hiv is the virus that causes aids. It can be spread through unprotected sex (vaginal, anal, or oral sex) with someone who has hiv; contact with hiv-infected blood by sharing needles (piercing, tattooing, drug equipment, including needles); by hiv-infected pregnant women to their infants during pregnancy or delivery, or by breast feeding." http://www.Health.Ny.Gov/publications/9678/index.Htm. ...Read more

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How is HCV spread?

How is HCV spread?

Bodily Fluids: Like other blood borne diseases, it can be spread during exchange of bodily fluids this commonly includes IV drug use, sexual encounters, improper tattoos, during birth of a child and previously with blood transfusions. ...Read more

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Is there permanent cure for herpes simplex and genitals?

Is there permanent cure for herpes simplex and genitals?

Herpes: Nope. There is no cure. There is coming in the future hopefully a vaccine to prevent and possibly a vaccine process to suppress the viral shedding of those infected. ...Read more

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What is livedoid vasculitis, is it curable?

What is livedoid vasculitis, is it curable?

Livedoid vasculopath: Livedoid vasculopathy is a condition of clots in the microscopic vessels. It can result in another strange named condition called atrophie blanche. If the underlying cause, of which there are many (we think) can be identified and controlled, then the condition can also be controlled. ...Read more

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Is leukemia ever contagious?

Is leukemia ever contagious?

No: In humans we have not demonstrated contagiousness in the usual sense of the term. In other animal species we are aware of several types of leukemia that are transmitted by specific leukemia viruses- usually species specific. ...Read more

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