Learn more about the following STIs via fact sheets provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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 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.
STI TESTING SERVICES
Have questions? Contact a Health Educator at (858) 534-2419.