How Soon Can I Get Tested for STDs After Unprotected Sex for Syphilis?

How Long Should I Wait?
3-6 Weeks
Why That Time-Frame?

The average incubation period for Syphilis is 3 to 6 weeks. If you get tested before this time has elapsed, it is recommended that you test again to confirm your results once the incubation period has passed.

If I Test Positive,
Do I Need to Get Retested After Treatment?

Get tested again 2 weeks after treatment to ensure that you are clear of the Treponema pallidum bacteria.

The Right Time to Test for STDs

The timing for when to get STD tested varies depending on the sexually transmitted disease because the incubation time in everyone’s system varies.