You don’t have to wait until you’ve had STD symptoms to get an STD check. If you’ve ever had sex (especially unprotected sex) with someone, STD testing is a good idea. Some STD tests check for a single STD, such as an HIV test. Other tests check for a variety of STIs.
There is no single test that can screen for all STDs. However, many STD tests often include:
- Urine samples
- Urine samples are often used to test for chlamydia & gonorrhea.
- Physical exam
- You may be examined for signs of infection, like sores or discharge.
- Blood sample – Blood samples are often used to test for HIV, herpes & syphilis