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Can you have an STD for 6 years and not know?


  1. Can you have an STD for 6 years and not know?
  2. Can STDs be dormant and not show up on tests?
  3. Can STD show up years later?
  4. Can chlamydia stay dormant for years?
  5. Can STD lie dormant for years?
  6. Can chlamydia be dormant for 15 years?
  7. Can an STD be dormant for 15 years?
  8. Can you go years without knowing you have chlamydia?

Can you have an STD for 6 years and not know?

Latent STDs can cause someone to remain undiagnosed until symptoms begin to appear. This may put them at risk for long-term complications. Chlamydia, hepatitis C, HIV, HSV (herpes simplex virus), and syphilis can all have periods of latency.

Can STDs be dormant and not show up on tests?

If you have contracted an STD it is possible that it might not show up on a test. This is not considered its dormant phase, this is considered the incubation stage or Window Period. This is the stage in which the virus has entered the body. Some STDs can take a couple weeks to 3 months to be detected with a test.

Can STD show up years later?

Symptoms can develop within a few days or weeks, but sometimes they do not appear until months or even years later. Often there are few or no symptoms and you may not know you have an STI.

Can chlamydia stay dormant for years?

Many people, both men and women, who are infected with chlamydia have no symptoms at all, but may still infect others. Any symptoms show up 1-3 weeks after you have been infected. Chlamydia bacteria may also remain dormant for long periods and then suddenly cause problems or lead to complications.

Can STD lie dormant for years?

There are STDs that can lie dormant and you can continue to be asymptomatic for years. The most important STD to test for in this regard is HIV, which can lie dormant for many years. Anyone who has ever had unprotected sex should consider getting this blood test.

Can chlamydia be dormant for 15 years?

Chlamydia can lie dormant in the body for many years causing a low grade infection without symptoms. It could potentially flare up to cause a symptomatic infection, especially if there is an alteration in the persons immune system, such as a severe cold or flu, cancer or some other severe illness.

Can an STD be dormant for 15 years?

Answer. This a very common question and you should never be embarrassed to ask your doctor about your concerns. There are STDs that can lie dormant and you can continue to be asymptomatic for years. The most important STD to test for in this regard is HIV, which can lie dormant for many years.

Can you go years without knowing you have chlamydia?

Chlamydia can lie dormant in the body for many years causing a low grade infection without symptoms. It could potentially flare up to cause a symptomatic infection, especially if there is an alteration in the persons immune system, such as a severe cold or flu, cancer or some other severe illness.



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