From the Sexually Transmitted Disease Guide, here are some examples of viral and bacterial STDs:
ViralHerpes, HPV/genital warts, and HIV are examples. They can all be treated to control symptoms or help a person live a healthier life. Hepatitis B infection can be prevented if a person gets the vaccine before he or she is exposed to the virus. Unfortunately, there currently aren't any cures for viral infections.
BacterialSTDs caused by bacteria are curable, usually with antibiotics. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are examples of bacterial infections. If a person is diagnosed with a curable STD, he or she should inform partners so that they can be tested and treated, take all medication as prescribed by the health care provider, and follow up after medication is completed to be sure that the infection is gone.
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