HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BE TESTED?

Every sexually active guy and girl should be tested regularly.  It’s important for you to talk to a healthcare provider about how often is right for you, but here are some general guidelines for people under the age of 26:


  • ONCE PER YEAR if you’re in a relationship where you and your partner only have sex with each other and no one else.
  • At least EVERY 6 MONTHS if you suspect or know that your partner is also having sex with someone other than you.
  • At least EVERY 6 MONTHS if you have more than one partner.
  • EACH TIME you have a new sex partner.
  • AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if your partner tests positive for an STD.
  • Unusual discharge from your genitals
  • A burning feeling when you urinate (pee)
  • Genital itching
  • If you see one or more sores on your genital area AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you or your partner has any symptoms, including.


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