STD Testing – Resources, Educational Info and Personal Experiences

Last Updated on June 4, 2020 by Shuvani Sanyal, MD

Basic, educational info about testing:

Should You Get Tested for STDs?

  • Thinking about STD testing logically based upon sexual activities, risk, and how to know whether or not you should get testing done to check for STDs.

Testing Windows – When to Get Tested

  • When to get tested for STDs based on common STD testing windows, what an STD testing window is and things to remember when receiving results.

Where to get testing:

Where to Get Private STD Tests

  • Where to get STD testing – Fast, private, and affordable STD testing options without having to schedule a doctor’s visit or appointment.

Where to Get Tested Globally

  • Where to get STD testing – Global clinics offering STD testing, free STD testing options and low-cost STD testing.

Free HIV Testing

  • Details on where to get free HIV testing & STI testing for National HIV Testing Day on June 27th as well as centers offering free testing all week.

Prevention – Where to Get STD Vaccines

  • Where to get STD vaccines globally (free, low-cost, or for purchase) – types of STD vaccines available and the STD vaccine process at STD testing clinics and healthcare providers.

Personal testing perspectives:

What is it like to get tested? – Testing Clinics

  • What is it like to get tested for STIs? My STI Testing Experience and the STI testing procedure for HIV, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis at testing clinics.

Observations & Anecdotes from a Testing Counselor

  • A guest post ‘As an STD testing counselor at I’ve heard some raucous sex stories – here are my 5 most notable takeaways.’

An HIV Positive Result – A Healthcare Worker’s Story

  • A healthcare worker’s story about the first time giving an HIV positive result during STI testing and how that day forever changed her perspective.

How to Get an STD Test in the UK

  • A guest post by a reader who has tried both public and private STI testing in the UK – what her experiences were like and how to get an STD test in the UK.

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More On This:

CDC’s STD page