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STD Testing

There are many different types of STDs and STD screening tests, depending on your age, risk factors, and symptoms. If you suspect you have an STD, you should get tested as soon as possible so that treatment can begin.

Why is an STD test performed?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs, also known as sexually transmitted infections, or STIs) are sometimes known as sexually transmitted infections. STD tests are performed to diagnose different types of STDs:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Herpes simplex
  • Human immunodeficiency virus

What Can You Expect During An STD Screening?

STDs can be diagnosed using a range of STD screening tests. A physical exam can typically determine the exact type of sexually transmitted disease if symptoms are present. If it can’t, or if more evidence is needed to confirm the diagnosis, doctors may use STD screening tests including urine samples, blood tests, or swabs of infected regions, depending on your situation and symptoms.