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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

Learn more about the following STIs via fact sheets provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

STI Testing

ā€‹ā€‹Many STIs show no signs or symptoms. That is why it is important to get tested for STIs on a regular basis.

Health Promotion Services recommends you get tested for STIs at the following times. Your health care provider can also help you determine how often testing is needed.
  • Every year
  • Every time you switch sexual partners
  • Anytime you have unprotected sex
  • Anytime you have symptoms

Depending on the type of sex you are having, there are 3 anatomical sites for STI testing: the throat, rectum and genitals. It is important to let your health care provider know what sexual behaviors you are engaging in so you can discuss 3-site testing and determine the best STI tests for your specific needs.


Have questions? Contact a Health Educator at (858) 822-0455.