All STIs / STDs are either curable or manageable once diagnosed.
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Treating STIs

All STIs are either curable or manageable once diagnosed.

Bacterial STIs such as Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis are often easily cured with antibiotics. Once treatment is finished, the infection will likely be gone, however with all curable STIs follow-up testing is recommended once the treatment is complete to confirm that the bacteria is no longer present.

Viral STIs such as Hepatitis B, C and HIV are not typically curable and usually stay in the body indefinitely.

Presently, there are no cures for viral STIs, however with medication and healthy lifestyle choices people with viral STIs can manage their diagnosis to live long, happy and productive lives.

We recommend practicing safe sex and regular screening for STIs as part of your ongoing health management.


If you’ve had a bacterial STI before, being cured doesn’t mean that you can’t get it again. For this reason sexual partners should be treated at the same time, so the untreated partner doesn’t reinfect the treated partner. It is also recommended that both parties are tested before commencing any new sexual relationship, as STIs are highly contagious and reinfection is common.