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Best Time To Get Tested?

Question:

"When is the best time for me to get STD examination? How long it will take to get reliable results and analysis?"

- Anonymous

Response:

The "best time" to get tested for STDs is going to be different from person to person. Females ages 15-28 should be getting screened for STDs commonly as they are a high-risk group for some of the most common diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea. Sexually active individuals who are not monogamous should be getting tested often as well; even when using condoms you still risk infection of a variety of diseases through the sensitive skin surrounding the genitals not covered or protected by the condom. Monogamous couples, after receiving positive test results, can safely reduce the frequency of their tests. Gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men are at a high risk for STDs such as HIV and syphilis. Testing is recommended often for those who fall into these categories (3-6 month interval). Individuals who have anonymous sex, sex with multiple partners and other high-risk activities are recommended to get tested no less than every 3 months. Results will be back to you as quickly as two days when using an online std testing service such as STDAware.com.


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