Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
Many STDs are treatable, but effective cures are lacking for others caused by viruses , such as HIV , HPV , hepatitis B , and hepatitis C . Even gonorrhea , once easily cured, has become resistant to many of the older traditional antibiotics . Many STDs can be present in, and spread by, people who do not have any symptoms of the condition and have not yet been diagnosed with an STD . Therefore, public awareness and education about these infections and the methods of preventing them is important.