Certain sexually transmitted diseases (STD) tests are conducted by swabbing the genital area, which can make some people hesitant to get them. While that is the only way some STDs can be diagnosed, there are several that can be accurately detected with a blood test instead. How long does it take for STDs to show up in blood test after exposure?
Here’s how long it takes for various STDs to show up on a blood test after exposure :
Hepatitis B: Three to six weeks
Hepatitis C: Two to six months
Herpes: One to four months
HIV: Two to six weeks
Syphilis: One to three months
How long does it take for STDs to show up in urine or swab tests after exposure?
Chlamydia and gonorrhea: One to two weeks
HIV: One to three months
Trichomoniasis: One week to one month