eg. How do you approach an STD test with a new partner?

Is it possible for an STD to remain dormant in your body?

Asked by on December 28, 2013

Someone I know wants to have sex with me, but they’re concern is that I have STD’s. I offered to get tested, but they said that thats not good enough because it’s possible for the disease or virus to become “dormant” and not show up on a test.

I believe that this is nonsense. I’ve always been told that the ONLY way to be sure you are infected is if you get tested.

Am I right or wrong? If possible, please cite your sources. Thanks.