How are STIs treated?

There are many STIs that you could catch and they all have their own treatments. Some STIs are easy to treat with antibiotics or prescription creams, while some STIs are more difficult to deal with. Today, you can even get kits to test for STIs yourself, to avoid having to go to a clinic, which makes diagnosis easier than ever.

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Types of STIs

There are three types of STIs, all treated in different ways. The types of STIs are bacterial, parasitic and viral. STIs are usually easy to spread and can be caught via sexual contact and also sometimes just by skin to skin contact.

If you have an STI or think you have an STI, you do not have to go to the doctors, and you can instead complete an online questionnaire in a 5 minute consultation. This will identify the STI and help you seek the right treatment. You can even get your package of treatments delivered to your home.

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Development of super STIs

The most common STI is HPV, which causes genital warts, while chlamydia and gonorrhoea are also highly common. Most STIs do not have any symptoms, so if you are sexually active, it is important to get tested regularly to ensure you are clean from infection.

The rise in oral sex has caused a rise in super gonorrhoea that is resistant to antibiotics. This disease can infect the rectum, throat and genitals, but doctors say it is the instances in the throat that are leading to resistance to antibiotics. This has led to the development of super gonorrhoea, which could eventually be an unstoppable disease.

Treatment options

It is easy for anyone in the UK to get tested for STIs at a sexual health clinic, while it is also possible to buy home STI kits in London, and in other cities across the UK. You can find sexual health testing kits online at various places, such as These kits can be delivered discreetly to your home, allowing you to get tested in privacy and comfort.

Bacterial STIs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea, and parasitic STIs, such as crabs, can be treated with a course of antibiotics or with prescription creams. However, viral STIs such as herpes and warts are lifelong infections. Although they are chronic conditions, they rarely cause problems or have many symptoms.