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STDs In Men – Treatments

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A man getting an STD is a disaster. Not only does it impact his personal and professional life. STD’s can make men feel less masculine, impacting their job performance and self-esteem. And if the STD is passed on to sexual partners, it can create serious relationship problems. The good news is that there are treatments available for all types of STDs. In this article, we’ll go over treatments for the 6  most common STDs in men and how to get tested.

The good news is that there are treatments available for all types of STDs. In this article, we’ll go over treatments for the five most common STDs for men.


HPV infections is a viral infection very common for men. It is transmitted by skin to skin contacts. To prevent it you can be vaccinated. If you need to know where to get a HPV vaccine Montreal you can go in a clinic. Be vaccinated can prevent you and your partner from getting HPV. 

1. Chlamydia:

Chlamydia is a bacterial STD that can be treated with antibiotics. Men who have chlamydia may experience symptoms such as burning during urination, discharge from the penis, or pain in the testicles. If left untreated, chlamydia can lead to infertility. To get tested for chlamydia, you can visit your local health department or family planning clinic. Their medical professionals will give you azithromycin, which is an antibiotic that will cure the infection. Many men ask this: can you get chlamydia from kissing? The answer is no. Chlamydia can not be passed with kissing or hugging.

2. Gonorrhea:

Gonorrhea is another bacterial STD that can also be treated with antibiotics; however, it has become resistant to many types of them. The most common symptom in men is pain or burning sensation during urination. This combined with a yellow or green discharge from the penis are strong indicators that you may have gonorrhea. If you believe you may be infected, it is important to visit a doctor as soon as possible because if left untreated, gonorrhea can lead to infertility.

As for the treatment, the most common and recommended medication is cefixime (Suprax) which is taken in pill form. In some cases, a single shot of ceftriaxone (Rocephin) may also be used to treat gonorrhea.

3. Syphilis:

Syphilis is another bacterial STD that can be treated with antibiotics, however the longer you wait, the harder it becomes to treat. The first symptom of syphilis is usually a small painless sore on your genitals, rectum, or mouth. It is easy to mistake this for any other type of skin lesion, so in many cases people don’t seek treatment until later stages when symptoms such as rashes, sores and flu-like symptoms occur. If you think you may have syphilis, it is important to get tested and treated as soon as possible. The recommended antibiotic for syphilis is penicillin, which is taken in either pill form or by injection.

4. Trichomoniasis:

Caused by Trichomonas vaginalis parasite that is transmitted through sexual contact. This STD is more common in women than men and often doesn’t cause any symptoms, however when it does, they can include itching, burning during urination or intercourse, discomfort with tampon use as well as a foul-smelling vaginal discharge.

If you think you may have trichomoniasis, it is essential to get tested by your healthcare provider and treated if necessary. The recommended treatment for trichomoniasis is an oral antibiotic taken for 7 days such as metronidazole or tinidazole.

5. HIV:

Perhaps the most dangerous of all STDs, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the immune system and weakens your ability to fight off infections. If left untreated, HIV can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is a very serious disease. 

HIV is most often transmitted through sexual contact with someone who has HIV or through sharing needles or syringes with an infected person. There are no symptoms of HIV, and it can take up to 10 years before symptoms appear, making regular screening essential.

If you have been exposed to HIV, there is medication you can take shortly after the exposure that reduces the chance of infection. If you have HIV, there is treatment available that can reduce the amount of virus in your body and strengthen your immune system.

Get tested

There are a lot of misconceptions about HIV/AIDS, and the stigma around the virus can make it hard to find the facts. It’s important to know how to protect yourself and your partner, whether you’re in a committed relationship or having casual sex. Hopefully this article has helped clear some things up for you.