When do STI symptoms appear?

When do STI symptoms appear?

When you have sexually transmitted infection (STI) symptoms depends on which infection you. have.

Some STI symptoms appear within days or weeks of getting the infection. Others can take months or years to appear.

Often, however, there are times when there are no symptoms when you have an STI. That's why it's important to have screening tests done regularly if you are sexually active. Screening tests done here at STI Test London are based on the national recommendations from the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH).

Here's a table that will give you a general idea when STI symptoms might commonly appear. But remember, there may be no symptoms of an STI, or they can start much later.

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Time for symptoms to appear

Chlamydia 1 - 3 weeks
Gonorrhoea 0 - 10 days
Genital Herpes 4 - 7 days
HIV 2 - 6 weeks
Syphilis 2 - 3 weeks
Trichomoniasis 0 - 4 weeks
Genital Warts 2 - 3 months
Pubic Lice 5 days - 5 weeks


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