Chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis can all be effectively treated and cured with antibiotics. However, these antibiotics do not repair any tissue damage, nor do they prevent reinfection upon exposure at a later date.
Hepatitis C can also often be eliminated with antiviral medications, but again the treatment does not repair any tissue damage or prevent future infections.
Hepatitis B and HIV are two STDs that cannot be completely eliminated from the body. Antiviral medications for hepatitis B can suppress the replication of the virus, thereby slowing progression of cirrhosis and reducing the risk of liver cancer, but they generally do not cure an HBV infection, so must continue for life. Prevention is the better approach for hepatitis B, as there is a very effective and safe vaccination available.
Although there is no cure for HIV, effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) ensures that infected individuals can live relatively normal lives and prevents the transmission of HIV. When ART is taken every day, it reduces the replication of HIV in the blood to an undetectable level.