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How effective are antibiotics in treating STDs?

Antibiotics are usually very effective in treating sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some STDs such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and herpes are not curable, but can be well controlled with medications. Some diseases have become resistant to certain antibiotics (so the antibiotic no longer works). This is another reason it is important to take all medications as prescribed by your doctor --  finish your antibiotic course even if you no longer have any symptoms. 

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