STDs are some of the most misunderstood medical conditions. Indeed, many intelligent, cultured adults don’t understand how STDs are transferred, what their symptoms are, or when those symptoms may appear. However, the reality is that STD symptoms can be discreet –– and some are easily confused with other medical conditions. What’s more, some STDs can remain asymptomatic for months at a time.

If you’re concerned that you might have an STD, then it is best for you to speak with a medical professional as soon as you can. You can visit any Same Day STD testing centers near you to receive professional and confidential testing services.

In the meantime, today we’ll look at the incubation period for common STDs. Check them out here: 

Time taken for symptoms to show:

  1. Gonorrhea - Symptoms of gonorrhea may appear as early as 2 days after exposure, however in some cases, it may take even 1 month. Many people who have gonorrhea may not notice any symptoms at all.
  2. Genital herpes - Most people who have herpes never know it. When symptoms do occur then they may appear within 2 weeks after infection to the virus. Few people may also experience mild fever with full-body viral symptoms.
  3. Chlamydia - Quite often there may not be any symptoms, however if any symptoms appear, they may manifest after 1 to 3 weeks of getting exposed to the infection.
  4. Syphilis - First stage of this STD may generally appear 21 days after the infection, however symptoms can also appear anytime within 10 - 90 days after exposure to the infection.
  5. Trichomoniasis - Most men will not have any symptoms, but in women symptoms typically appear within 5 - 28 days.
  6. HIV - Surprisingly, a lot of people who have HIV aren’t aware of that fact. In some instances, individuals will experience flu-like symptoms around two weeks after exposure. The best way to know about HIV is by doing HIV test which will usually show up in about 6 months after the exposure.
  7. Hepatitis B - Hepatitis B symptoms will normally show up within 4 - 6 weeks after the infection. However, one can prevent hepatitis B with a vaccination.

STDs having very few symptoms or no symptoms

One must keep in mind that the symptoms are always not the way to determine if you or your sex partner has any STD.  Some STDs will remain undetected for years, without revealing any symptoms.

However, you can still transmit/contract an STD even if no symptoms are present. The only way to know for sure if you’re STD-free is to get tested. 

Author's Bio: 

Kim Smith enjoys exploring the entertainment world with her thoughts and opinions on selfgrowth