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Can Syphilis Be Dormant
"Subclinical": Either you have an infection or you don't - really the term you are seeking is "subclinical"; not everyone who has an infection will develop the "burning"/discharge/"drip"/..... If you are certain that you were exposed, you should probably be treated anyway..... ...Read more
No: It would be very unlikely. Sometimes when patients have comorbidities like hiv, then they are more susceptible to viral infections such as the herpes infection. There is such a thing as systemic herpes. But that would be exceedingly rare in a non-immunocompromised person. The best way to fend off an outbreak is to get good sleep eat well and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely for years: In one study, about 54% of people cleared their chlamydia infection (without treatment) in one year and 95% cleared it in 4 years. Clearly there are then some folks who carry chlamydia unknowingly for some time. The best way to know is to get tested as many people don't have symptoms. See your doctor or sexualhealth.Com. Use condoms to prevent chlamydia. Be sure you & your partner r both treated. ...Read more
No: Hsv - hepes simplex virus comes in 2 basic forms type 1 (generally oral) and type 2 (generally genital). Both are viruses that live in the nerve ganglion & once infected it remains with you all your life. Many can have hsv1 and never have any real problems except an occasional cold sore, hsv2 tends to be more troublesome but both can be controlled with medication from your md or dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Asymptomatic viral shedding is the most common way to spread herpes. Taking medication can decrease the risk if your partner is infected. See this article i authored on the topic: http://www.Lasvegasdermatology.Com/in-the-media/its-not-a-cold-sore-its-herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STD: Gonorrhea is spread by sexual contact. That is: mucous membrane on mucous membrane. Can be spread from genitals to eye and from eye to throat and from throat back to genitals or any combo in between. If your mucous membrane comes in contact with someone else's mucous membrane you may contract the disease. Gonorrhea in a female can cause inferility. ...Read more
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