Walk right in
No appointment necessary these days and times
MGH Cox 5
55 Fruit Street, Boston
T, Th, F: 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
W: 1-3 p.m.
Chelsea Health Center
151 Everett Avenue, Chelsea
T: 1:30- 3:30 p.m.
Th: 3-6 p.m.
Generally, sexually transmitted diseases that are caused by
bacteria or parasites are easy to treat. Often one dose or injection of antibiotics can do the trick. Viruses, on the other hand,
are not curable, but can be treated. Below are some of the more common STDs and their potential treatment outcomes.
Chlamydia — Curable with antibiotics
Gonorrhea — Curable with antibiotics
Syphilis — Curable with antibiotics, but will not repair damage already caused
Hepatitis B — Not curable, but a vaccination is available
Genital Herpes — Not curable, but treatment can reduce symptoms
HIV — Not curable, but can be treated with a combination of medicines to strengthen the immune system
HPV — Not curable, but conditions it causes are treatable; vaccination can reduce its incidence
Pubic lice — Curable with over-the-counter lotions that contain the
Trichomoniasis — Curable with antibiotics