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What Is The Incubation Period For A Herpes Sore
HIV infection: This is probably the wrong question. There is no 'incubation' period. If you get infected with HIV you are infected with HIV and must be treated to prevent the immune destruction that leads to aids. Now, from exposure to full on infection is usually a fourteen to twenty-one day process. The new HIV viral tests can be 100% accurate at day 21 or later. ...Read more
Average 2 days: The typical incubation period for influenza is 1—4 days (average: 2 days). Adults shed influenza virus from the day before symptoms begin through 5—10 days after illness onset. However, the amount of virus shed, and presumably infectivity, decreases rapidly by 3—5 days after onset in an experimental human infection model. ...Read more
Depends: Strep can be carried in a contagious state indefinitely.Once treated, the spread is minimal after 24 hrs. Some people can pick up and carry the germ without infection, ever, while most would become symptomatic within 24-48 hrs. ...Read more
Very wide range: "Incubation period" can mean time to symptoms or time until transmissible to partners. Many STDs never cause symptoms, especially in women. When symptoms occur, typical times are gonorrhea 3-5 days; chlamydia 1-2 weeks; herpes 3-10 days; syphilis 3-6 weeks; HIV 10-20 days; HPV 1-2 mo. to transmit, 6 mo. to 2 years for warts or abnormal pap smear. If at risk, get tested; don't wait for symptoms. ...Read more
Chlamydia: If a person even has symptoms, they will usually show up within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. But that doesn't mean that there can't be late symptoms. ...Read more
Hard to say: You are probably most contagious for the 48 hours before you show any symptoms. You will stay contagious as long as you have symptoms. You should be careful of what contact you have with others, particularly if they are very old or very young or have an immune problem (including those on chemotherapy). ...Read more
Longest incubation period for gonorrhea before symptoms appear? Is 2 months a possibility? Severity if it is delayed?
Gonorrhea: In a male, 3-5 days is the incubation period before easily recognized symptoms of urethritis develop. In a female the signs and symptoms may be more obscure and the infection less easily diagnosed. If you have concerns about your status, consult your gynecologist who will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
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