Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) you can have with NO symptoms

 Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) you can have with NO symptoms
There are a number of STDs that never present with symptoms, meaning that you could unknowingly have an STD, and be unwillingly passing it on to partners. In this blog post we take you through a few STDs with no symptoms, and how you can prevent contracting STDs without symptoms.

What STDs show no symptoms?

Some STDs are more obvious than others, as they will often present with uncomfortable, irritating, and abnormal symptoms. However, some STDs commonly don’t present with any symptoms, therefore going undetected. This can lead to complications further down the line, and you risk unknowingly passing on the disease.

Sexually Transmitted Infections you can have with no symptoms

The STDs below commonly do not show any symptoms, however symptoms can present for some people, on occasion. In some cases, not knowing that you have an STD can lead to symptoms developing later due to lack of treatment.


Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in women under 25 and is known as a “silent” infection, since most people never experience symptoms. Symptoms of chlamydia include abnormal vaginal discharge or a burning sensation during urination several weeks after sex with an infected partner. It can be easy to confuse these symptoms with something like a yeast infection, so it’s important to see your ob/gyn if you notice changes in discharge, pain or burnin. But, again, it could have no symptoms at all.

If chlamydia goes untreated, it can spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes, resulting in pelvic inflammatory disease. Pelvic inflammatory disease can cause scarring in the fallopian tubes, which can lead to permanent damage that causes infertility. Scarring can also cause an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life-threatening for both mom and baby.


Genital Herpes

Categorized into two types based on the type of virus caused by, herpes is a viral infection that either presents on the mouth or your genitals. In either of the cases, the symptoms can easily be mistaken for oral or genital sores or rash.

The Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) typically causes oral infections, whereas the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) typically causes genital infections. However, mostly this way, the roles of the virus can be reversed in some cases. Since it is a virus, herpes is a rapidly spreading infectious disease and can spread with or without oral or genital sores.



Similar to chlamydia, most patients with gonorrhea do not show symptoms. This STD without symptoms tends to go undiagnosed and leads to pelvic inflammatory disease, scarring of the pelvis and fallopian tube, and temporary or permanent damage to the reproductive organs. Gonorrhea also puts you at risk of developing HIV, hypertensive heart diseases, severe joint pain, and other fatal visceral infections.


Human papillomavirus (HPV)

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and one that condoms can’t always protect against. There’s a chance you’ll have HPV at some point in your life – whether or not your realize it. Some strains can cause genital warts, but many don’t show any physical signs at all.


How Soon After Sex Can STD Symptoms Appear?

The time in which it takes for STI symptoms to appear can vary depending on the type of STI. Below we will detail exactly how long it takes for symptoms to appear for each individual.

If you’ve recently been exposed to an STD after having sex without a condom or other barrier method, you may have questions such as, how long does it take for an STD to show up on a test? Or, how long after exposure will STD symptoms begin to appear?


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