Dec 14, 2008 7:57 AM GMT
I heard that it is recommended to get tested for HIV at least twice a year if you're sexually active, but how often should one go for STI testing?
tryingtolive saidI heard that it is recommended to get tested for HIV at least twice a year if you're sexually active, but how often should one go for STI testing?
hockeyjosh21 saidnice carTrue, but it doesn't really answer my question does it?
BioMatty saidUp here in canada if you go 'anonymously' you could probably get tested every month for free. If you go to your actual family doctor (and I do) she has to wait 3 months before the ministry of health will pay for another test. Ergo >3 months she pays out of pocket...which she doesn't like to do.Thanks a lot BioMatty, I'll keep that in mind
I get HIV tested every 4-6 months (depending on how sexually active I've been) and I get STI testing about once a every 6-8 months. Ultimately, if I had warts, herpes, ghonnorea, it would present and I would know. The one I'd mainly be concerned with is Chlamydia because it doesn't necessarily present. But ultimately, you should get tested AT LEAST once a year for everything, but 6 months is a better timeframe to do it.