Medical Dermatology - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
There are many STDs out there, and the types of STD treatment ares as varied as their symptoms. Remember, however, if you are diagnosed with an STD, that the only person who can tell you the appropriate STD treatment is your healthcare provider. Treatment is decided on between you and your doctor on an individual basis in order to adjust for any other issues that may be affecting your overall physical health.
Dermatology clinicians may find themselves at the forefront of diagnosis of STDs, as the numbers of people infected with herpes simplex virus (HSV) and human papilloma virus (HPV) continue to rise. Adolescents represent a population at particular risk for acquiring STDs, so dermatology practitioners must be particularly aware of how prevalent sexual activity is among high school students.
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Lymphogranuloma Venereum
- Granuloma Inguinale