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Can Chlamydia Lay Dormant For Years
Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more
Yes: Chlamydia may be a silent infection for years. Even though it it not causing any overt symptoms, it may be causing inflammation of the the cervix, the uterus, and the tubes. Over time this can result in damage to the tubes that may affect fertility. It is important to have a PCR test for chlamydia if you have had sex without condoms with a partner who could be infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Initial no 2nd, yes: Initial exposure with lesions will be evident within 2 weeks. Secondary recurrence can lay dormant for long periods of time before reemerging. ...Read more
Herpes: Recurrent herpetic outbreaks are usually shorter in duration (averaging 7 days), with less severe symptoms and are often preceded by a prodrome of itching or burning in the affected area. Systemic symptoms are usually absent. Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. ...Read more
No: If treated should be done bit can be reinfected. Was your partner treated. ...Read more
Yes indeed: This is exactly how HIV behaves. HIV infected people usually feel and look entirely well for up to 10 years, sometimes even longer. But the infection is not truly dormant; the virus is busy destroying the immune system. If you think you have HIV, absence of symptoms doesn't mean anything; you must be tested to know. If you are at risk and haven't been tested, do it now! Good luck. ...Read more
Long time: Chlamydia is a stealth germ. You can have chlamydia without having any obvious symptoms. This is part of the reason that pregnant women are routinely screened. Other women who should be screened: sexually active 15-25 year olds, women>25 year old with new partners or multiple partners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes simplex virus (i and ii), and chlamydia go unnoticed for years in an asymptomatic female?
Can the parasite that causes trichomonasis lay dormant in a male for a long period of time without infecting his female sex partner? been diagnosed
Yes: Men and women with trichomoniasis often have no symptoms and can infect their sexual partners. Both partners should be treated. ...Read more
Yes: Hsv type 1 and type 2 infections are chronic/life long. Even without a flare up, the virus is produced by your cells at low levels and you can be contagious. Not all causes of flare ups are clear; they tend to occur during times when the immune system is decreased. This can occur with stress, fighting other infections (like a cold) or with certain meds. Certain meds can decrease contagiousness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If HPV can lie dormant for up to 20 years, does the gardasil HPV vaccine prevent it from ever appearing?
No it won't: Hpv /gardasil prevents the infection of the body with two important high risk strands of the virus (out of 100 there are 10 high risk strands). You need to get the vaccination prior to exposure to the virus strand. Once it is in your body the vaccination does not prevent it from becoming active. A decreased immune system could activate it so try to live healthy! ...Read more
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