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Old 07-14-2007, 07:35 AM   #1
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No symptoms?

If you have no symptoms at all, is it still possible for you to be carrying an STD?

 
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Re: No symptoms?

Yes. Chlamydia, HPV, genital herpes, and gonorrhea do not always cause outbreaks so you will not know you have it.

 
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:23 PM   #3
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Re: No symptoms?

I don't know about the others, but with chlamydia (and probably gonorrhea, too), men almost always will show symptoms. With women, though, they can lay dormant. Generally, though, symptoms will show up one to three weeks after infection.

 
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Re: No symptoms?

I looked up the info on chlamydia and the Center for Disease control reads: About 75% of women and 50% of men with chlamydia have no symptoms of infection.

For gonorrhea in women the symptoms are often mild. Some think they have a bladder infection or a yeast infection but it's actual an infection from gonorrhea.
Most women who are infected have no symptoms. In the males many may have no symptoms at all. If they do they will appear two to five days after infection but can take as long as 30 days to appear. I did not see any stats for 2007. I did read stats for June 2004 which were 10 to 15 percent of men and about 80 percent of women may have no symptoms of gonorrhea.

 
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Re: No symptoms?

I haven't read any recent stats at all actually. I had chlamydia back in 1988 and I was told that men almost always will have symptoms and that it was rare if they didn't. I don't know maybe things have changed?

 
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The stats for chlamydia I posted were up to date. The ones that I posted for gonorrhea were released 2004. So it looks like they have changed since then and probably will again when they do another study.

 
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