Have you ever forgotten to seek treatment for an STD because the symptom subsided? Unfortunately, most STDs will not go away on their own. However, there are some cases where the symptom might subside for a certain period of time. 

In some cases, the infective microorganism may lie dormant in the nerves like in Herpes. In other cases like syphilis, it takes time to progress from one stage of the infection to the next, and this may make it seem like it has resolved. And in other cases like HPV or HIV, the infection may take years to finally manifest in the form of a disease. 

The main thing to note is that unless treated you will still remain positive, and will spread the disease to any and all sexual partners. In addition, some sexually transmitted infections might also occur with no obvious signs and symptoms, making it difficult to seek treatment. Despite the different presentations, most STDs have long-term side effects and detrimental health risks if left untreated. Therefore, we strongly recommend regular checks and timely treatment as soon as you notice symptoms, or after having sexual contact with a symptomatic individual.