Sexually Transmitted Diseases (cont.)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Prognosis
Most of the common STDs can be cured with treatment.
- In addition to the discomfort of the infection, some STDs can cause other,
more serious, long-term problems, including infertility and problems in newborns
infected by their mothers during pregnancy such as blindness, bone deformities,
mental retardation, and infrequently, death.
- HIV can only be slowed, not eliminated, and may cause death.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/19/2013
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