std testing Betty Draper 1 child; Illinois 776 posts
17th Dec '12

How soon can stds be detected? I had unprotected sex on Saturday.

Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65933 posts
17th Dec '12

It depends on the STD. It can take 6 months for HIV to show up on a test. Some of the others may not show up right away either.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
17th Dec '12

As far as I know, most STDs can be found right away. However, I know herpes and warts can go unfound for years, and you actually have to have a break out to be positive.

Darren-Kelly Varndell Due February 17; Japan 25 posts
17th Dec '12

It depends on the STD. Chlamydia, Trigamonis, Gonorrhea 1-14 days. These can occur vaginally, anally, orally.

HPV, Herpes take longer and can lay, dormant, for a long time. Condoms DO NOT protect against these two viruses as they can exist on surrounding mucosa....anal area, thighs, scrutum, base of penis, around the vagina, in the mouth or on the lips. Yes, Genital Herpes DOES transmit to oral mucosa! The HPV vaccine is also in-effective! So, get tested and have annual pap smears!

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31068 posts
17th Dec '12

Most can be found right away but Herpes, HPV & HIV can take a bit to detect or they can lay dormant and come out randomly.