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Can St Ds Lie 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?
Silent: Do you mean silent? Yes, some std's can be silent / dormant. ...Read more
Can gonorrhoea be dormant in a persons body? Also, can dormant STD's show up in tests even if no current symptoms.
Yes and yes: "Dormant" isn't quite the right word, but gonorrhea and most other STDs can be silent, causing no symptoms. However, the tests still will detect it. This is why all sexually active young people should have periodic testing. If you haven't recently been tested for STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV) ask your doctor or visit a health department or Planned Parenthood clinic. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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?
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