Knowing how soon STI symptoms appear is important. However, it is also important to understand that many cases of STIs are totally symptomless. Sometimes they present, and sometimes they do not. If you live and/or work in London, when symptoms do show themselves you can go to Broadgate GP’s STI test London based private clinic for screening.
Guide to how soon STI symptoms appear
This handy guide will give you an idea of how long most STI symptoms take to first appear. The list is in alphabetical order only. Remember, the times shown are the soonest that symptoms appear, but they can also present at a much later date, or of course, not at all.
- Chlamydia – between one and three weeks after the initial infection
- Genital Herpes – between four and seven days
- Genital Warts – normally between two and three months, but can also appear in matter of days
- Gonorrhoea – symptoms usually start within 10 days
- HIV – from two to six weeks
- Public Lice – anywhere from 5 days to 5 months
- Syphilis – between two to three weeks
- Trichomoniasis – anytime within four weeks from initial infection
In as many as 60% to 70% of cases, certain STIs present no symptoms whatsoever. However, if you do have an asymptomatic STD, you can still infect others. Also, the infection, if not diagnosed and treated, can get worse.
The walk-in STI test London based facility at Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall
If you are in any doubt as to whether or not you might have picked up an STI infection, you can visit the STI test London based facility operated by Broadgate GP Clinic London Wall.
Remember, it’s not a case of how soon STI symptoms appear. They may never do so. For your own sake, and that of others, go for immediate sexual health screening.
If you are infected, the sooner you are tested and diagnosed, the sooner you can be treated, and in many case completely cured. You can also avoid any long term health problems from occurring.