Genital herpes is a highly contagious STI caused by a type of herpes simplex virus (HSV) that enters the body through small breaks in the skin or mucous membranes. Most people with HSV never know they have it because they have no signs or symptoms or because the signs and symptoms are so mild that they go unnoticed. Although it often has no symptoms, chlamydia is treated quickly and thoroughly with antibiotics if diagnosed at the right time. According to CDC recommendations, sexually active women under 25 should be screened for chlamydia annually.
Yes, you can have any sexually transmitted infection and have no symptoms. While some people have symptoms of an infection, such as discharge, burning, or itching in the genital area, other people may have a sexually transmitted infection and have no symptoms. Most people who have trichomoniasis don't have any symptoms. About 50% of infected men and 70% of women have no symptoms.
Learn more about genital herpes. This symptomless STD tends to go unnoticed and causes pelvic inflammatory disease, scarring of the pelvis and fallopian tubes, and temporary or permanent damage to the reproductive organs. Although gonorrhea is mostly a sexually transmitted disease with no symptoms, they are very similar to those seen in chlamydia, yeast infections, or urinary tract infections when you have symptoms.