Asked by: Adhara Lucundiz
asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st May, 2020

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.

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Similarly, you may ask, how long does it take for an STD to show up on a test?

Here's how long after exposure we can get a reliable test result: 2 weeks: gonorrhea and chlamydia (and a pregnancy test too!) 1 week to 3 months: syphilis . 6 weeks to 3 months: HIV, hepatitis C and B.

Secondly, how long can a STD stay dormant without symptoms? Chlamydia is the most common treatable STD . However, three-quarters of all women, and half of all men, with chlamydia have no STD symptoms . Half of all women with gonorrhea and 10% of men don't show symptoms either. 2? Many other STDs can also lie dormant for months or years.

In this way, can chlamydia be dormant and undetected?

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 long can an STD go undetected?

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.

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