Quick Answer: What STDs Can Lie Dormant For Years?

What STD can show up years later?

Some STDs have symptoms, but many don’t, so they can go unnoticed for a long time.

For example, it can take more than 10 years for HIV symptoms to show up, and infections like herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea can be spread even if there are no symptoms..

Will a dormant STD show up on a test?

Even though they are generally asymptomatic or dormant, they will still test positive for the STD. Most STDs that are in a dormant stage can be detected with a test. Even though the STD is asymptomatic doesn’t mean that it is not present in your system or that it can not be spread through sexual contact.

What are at least 3 symptoms of common STDs?

Signs and symptoms that might indicate an STI include:Sores or bumps on the genitals or in the oral or rectal area.Painful or burning urination.Discharge from the penis.Unusual or odd-smelling vaginal discharge.Unusual vaginal bleeding.Pain during sex.More items…•

Can you get an STD if both partners are clean?

A couple can’t create an STD from nothing — they have to get spread from one person to another. But just because someone hasn’t had any genital-to-genital contact with anyone else doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have an STD.

How can you tell if a man has chlamydia?

Symptoms of chlamydia can appear in both men and women, including:pain or burning while peeing.pain during sex.lower belly pain.abnormal vaginal discharge (may be yellowish and have a strong smell)bleeding between periods.pus or a watery/milky discharge from the penis.swollen or tender testicles.More items…

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

You can be infected with an STD for years without knowing it. Even when STDs don’t have obvious symptoms, they can still damage your body.

How long can STDs lie dormant?

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 lie dormant for 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.

How can you check for STDs at home?

For home STI testing, you collect a urine sample or an oral or genital swab and then send it to a lab for analysis. Some tests require more than one sample. The benefit of home testing is that you’re able to collect the sample in the privacy of your home without the need for a pelvic exam or office visit.