"Are most STD treatments within the reach of people who cannot afford health insurance? "
This is an excellent question. Let's talk about STD treatments for a moment.
A lot of STDs can be treated with antibiotics. In the United States, there are often inexpensive, generic varieties of these antibiotics that are available at any pharmacy. In some cases, you can be cured of an STD after taking a $4 prescription.
While you may not always get a $4 prescription, the STDs that can be treated with inexpensive antibiotics include chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. These are the most common STDs in the United States.
Some STDs do not have a cure but are treatable nevertheless. A good example of this would be HSV-2, or herpes type 2. You will need to continue taking medications to treat HSV-2 for the remainder of your life. Treatment for herpes is available as a generic pill as well.
The STD that will be the most costly to treat is HIV. The good news, if you're an American, anyway, is that the US Government will pay for your treatment in full if you are diagnosed with HIV.
Depending on your specific allergies and other health considerations, your situation may differ. It is important that you discuss treatment options with your doctor. In general, though, STD treatment is inexpensive and effective.
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