Good sexual health news for those who have been swindled in the past by fake STD cures sold online and in health food stores. The Federal health Department is cracking down on ineffective pills and supplements that make false claim about curing sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, herpes and genital warts.

The Food and Drug Administration announced that it’s sent warning letters to more than a dozen companies selling non-prescription products with names like Medavir, Herpaflor and C-Cure. The agency said none of the products have been proven to treat any disease.

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Why are the Fed’s cracking down on these fake STD cures?

According to Deborah Autor, FDA’s director of drug compliance “These products are dangerous because they are targeted to patients with serious conditions, where treatment options proven to be safe and effective are available,”.

FDA scientists said the products are a public health hazard because patients could waste time taking them and delay seeking medical care. Specifically the FDA has sent out warnings to companies selling non-prescription products with names like Medavir, Herpaflor and C-Cure. The agency said none of the products have been proven to treat any disease.

The FDA has never approved any non-prescription products for sexually transmitted disease, according to federal officials. Drugs are available for herpes, chlamydia, HIV and other diseases, but only via prescription.

As a nurse, I absolutely think that things should be regulated properly and people should seek treatment for STD’s through proven medical channels, that being said supplements, if there isn’t any drug interference with the proven medication can sometimes be a help. Always err on the side of caution and check with your doctor before starting new supplements.