A 19-year-old female asked about a 19-year-old female:
does any std (when left untreated) overtime turn into aids?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
STD: Human immunodeficiency virus infection can lead to aids.
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General Practice 28 years experience
STDs: Wow. That is a first. Infections are caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites and such. Hiv is a viral infection. It is a distinct infection and nothing else can cause aids. So, the very strong answer to your question is no. Other infections do not become something other than what they are. Hiv alone causes aids.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Do you think I should know if I have aids or an STD after 6 months?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Not intuitively: Many std/sti can have prolonged (months--years) latent (=dormant) period. Testing is only sure way to know. No 'free time' to get symptoms or be clear by default. If concerned, should get checked by your dr. / urgent care / std clinic and know for sure.
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Last updated Jan 21, 2014
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