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How long does it take for std to show up

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends: Depends on the std. Some, like gonorrhea or chlamydia may show up immediately after contracting the infection. Others like syphillis and HIV may tak... Read More
Dr. Robert Luntz
Urology 29 years experience
STD: It can vary depending upon the STD. Chlamydia or Gonorrhea can be detected within days whereas herpes and HIV can take longer than a month depending ... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No need to freak-out: STDs, including herpes and hepatitis B, are transmitted ineffiiciently; that is, most sex with infected people doesn't transmit. Your ex partner shoul... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: PAP smear is not designed to test for STDs. However it may reveal, herpes, HPV, trichhomonas, yeast and bacterial vaginosis. PAP results may a take a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
Family Medicine 11 years experience
No: The time for a test result should be the same no matter the outcome....Ask you doctor for more specifics on the particular lab they use.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Usually a few weeks: Some cases of PID never cause symptoms. A woman can have infertility or tubal pregnancy from past PID and not know until tests show blocked or scarred... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
About a month...: Early HIV symptoms occur about one month after infection. These can include: fever, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph glands, and rash. These early HIV... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ealena Callender
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
It varies: The most common symptom for stds is no symptoms at all. Some people may notice symptoms such as vaginal itching, odor, discharge or sores within 3 day... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That is variable: Depending on which std it is.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sometimes indefinite: It could be indefinite. If you have had contact with an infected partner or engaged in high-risk behaviors - get tested.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
GC / Chlamydia: In my office we perform a nucleic acid assay for gonorrhea and chlamydia...its from the urine. It takes 48 hours generally.

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