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Once you are diagnosed with an STD, you'll talk to your doctor about the next steps. When caught early, some STDs, like syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics, which means they will no longer live in your body. Other STDs will remain in your body for a lifetime, but their symptoms can be treated. These diseases include, but are not limited to, HPV, or genital warts and HSV, or herpes. If you have a "forever" STD, you may need to take medication either daily, or when your infection is active, for the rest of your life. You must also be aware that having one STD makes you much more vulnerable to infections from others. For this reason, it's vital that you engage in regular STD screening. There's another person you'll need to talk to, and that's your partner. Having sex without disclosing your STD status to him or her is not acceptable.