- Yes, you can have any sexually transmitted infection and have no symptoms. While some people experience symptoms of an infection, like discharge, burning, or itching in the genital area, other people can have a sexually transmitted infection and have no symptoms at all.
- For example, 75 percent of women and 50 percent of men with chlamydia have no symptoms. And, on average, people with HIV don’t develop symptoms for 10 years.
- Practicing safer sex is very important because infections are often spread between partners who have no symptoms of infection.
Many STIs have no signs or symptoms (asymptomatic). Even with no
symptoms, however, you can pass the infection to your sex partners. So it’s
important to use protection, such as a condom, during sex.
The truth is, when STI awareness is based on symptoms alone, most people
with a sexually transmitted infection don’t even know that they are sick. It is
not uncommon for someone living with an STI to have no STI symptoms. In
other words, they are asymptomatic.
How long is an STI asymptomatic?
It depends on which sexually transmitted infection (STI) you have.
Symptoms can develop within a few days or weeks, but sometimes they do
not appear until months or even years later. Often there are few or no
symptoms and you may not know you have an STI.
Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in women under 25 and is
known as a “silent” infection, since most people never experience
In other for one to be safe it is always be to get yourself test frequently for
the safety of you and loved ones.