anonymous asked:

Can some STI/Ds be cured and gone for good? For example, if someone takes the prescribed medicine for Chlamydia, can that person safely become fluid bonded with someone later in life and not have to worry about transmitting that to them? I don't think this would be the same for HIV, though... correct?

Yep!  It depends on whether they’re bacterial or viral infections:

So, like your example, if you get Chlamydia, it can be treated with antibiotics.  After the antibiotics treat the infection, there are no more Chlamydia bacteria in your body.  You can become fluid bonded with someone else & have no concern of passing it to them.

However, if you have a viral infection like Herpes or HIV, there is the possibility that you pass that to someone else, even while you’re treating it.  

It’s important to remember, though, that someone who is responsibly taking their medicine to treat a viral infection like HIV & who has their viral load (a measure of the number of viruses in their blood stream) at very low or “undetectable” levels is unlikely to transmit the virus. Because of that, it’s most important to get tested (even if you don’t want to find out that you have a viral infection) because treatment make it a million times better.