Because you have a new relationship?
Because you have recently had unsafe sex?
Because the condom has torn?
Because a partner or former partner has warned you?
Because you have physical complaints such as warts, blisters, discharge pain when urinating or you have any doubts and feeling any kind of discomfort.
Or you just want to be sure that you are not infected with any kind of STD.
Taking care of your sexual health is nothing to be shy about. Neither is talking about it with your partner. If you’re concerned about a particular infection or symptom, the faster you get yourself tested, the better treatment you can receive if needed.
You should also get tested if you’ve been forced to have intercourse or any other type of sexual activity. If you’ve experienced sexual assault or were forced into any sexual activity, we highly suggest you get yourself tested as soon as possible.
It’s important to get screened if you’re pregnant, as STIs can have an effect on the fetus. If your doctor hasn't screened for STIs, among other things, at your first prenatal visit, get yourself tested now.
If left untreated, STIs can cause severe health problems. These may include:

  • infertility
  • cancer
  • blindness
  • organ damage