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Can St Ds Be Dormant
STD screening: Screening guidelines for stds recommend that sexually active men and women should be offered routine screening for hiv. Serologic testing for hepatitis b should also be done. Women with a history of unprotected sex/multiple partners should be screened yearly for gc and chlamydia. Men for chlamydia. The window period for detection of HIV antibodies is 6 wks-6 mos. After exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can a person get an std/sti if they have both been faithful to each other? Is this possible? Can an STD lie dormant from previous partners?
Yes: Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite trichomonas vaginalis. The infection usually does not cause symptoms in men and goes away on its own in a few weeks. When one partner is diagnosed, the general recommendation is that both get treated and for prevention purposes no sex or at least use condoms until cured. See: http://goo.Gl/n5ziq. ...Read more
Silent: Do you mean silent? Yes, some std's can be silent / dormant. ...Read more
I have had abnormal paps two years in a row and tested positive for HPV. Now I have an elevated WBC. Could this be from an untreated or dormant STD?
Yes: The cancer associated strains of HPV can be acquired through sex, and hibernate in your body for decades without outward symptoms. Pap smears had been done for years before we knew the HPV was the initial trigger to the cancer.Without this early form of warning, the cervical cancer they produce can kill you.Other germs are less stealth, but you get the picture.If sexually active, get monitored. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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