Common STDs You Can Get Without Symptoms
Learning about the risks of STDs is important to staying healthy. Unfortunately, it’s possible to become infected with an STD without experiencing any symptoms. Scheduling STD testing is essential to staying proactive, as STDs can often be detected in either blood or urine tests. Getting tested will help you get the treatment you need to limit the long-term damages of an STD.
Here is an overview of the different STDs you can get without having any symptoms.
Chlamydia can be transferred to another person due to skin contact. Around 2.86 million people in the United States are infected each year. The majority of these people don’t experience any symptoms, which is why it’s often considered the “silent infection.” If left untreated, it can eventually result in infertility.
Gonorrhea can result in irreversible damage to your reproductive system if it goes untreated. It can also cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) in women if the bacteria spread to the uterus and the fallopian tube. Gonorrhea is often asymptomatic, as nearly 600,000 cases occur each year in the United States.
There are two different types of viruses that can result in genital herpes, which are the (HSV-1) and the (HSV-2) virus. Sometimes herpes can even cause a miscarriage in pregnant women. Only a few ever experience any symptoms, as herpes can be detected with a blood test.
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
HPV remains one of the most common STIs in the United States, as it mostly impacts teens and young adults. Symptoms don’t usually develop, and it will normally resolve on its own. However, it’s possible for it to stay and spread to other parts of the body while leading to the growth of warts or cancer.
Trichomoniasis can often be transmitted through vaginal intercourse, as around 3.7 million Americans are infected with this disease, and the vast majority don’t show any symptoms. Fortunately, trichomoniasis is considered the most curable of STDs. Scheduling STD testing is essential in getting a diagnosis and the treatment you need.
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