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What is the incubation period on most STDs?

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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