STD FAQ

How long does it usually take for STDs to become evident or manifest their symptoms?

Disease Pathophysiology


Considering that a different pathogenic microorganism causes each sexually transmitted condition, it is safe to assume that the incubation period or the time elapsed before a specific condition results in a particular manifestation will vary on a case-to-case basis. While some conditions become apparent immediately after being infected (1 to 2 weeks), some stay asymptomatic for extended periods (years to even decades) due to how their mechanism prevents its symptomatic presentations unless the pathogen is already able to increase sufficiently to cause evident symptoms in the body of the patient.


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