STD Test

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STD Test - what is it and how the test is done

A person’s sexual life is supposed to be healthy, active, and disease-free. However, both sexual partners might not be aware that the other one is suffering from an STD unless they have been tested for it.

The presence of an STD in one sexual partner can soon transmit to the other partner and cause severe health-related consequences for both.

Therefore, it is essential for both partners to test themselves for the presence of any STD, especially if any of them has a significant history of being with multiple partners.

A person can be tested for STDs using a blood sample, a genital swab, or a urine sample. These tests are usually quick and help in finding out if the person might be suffering from any of the following:

  • Genital herpes
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Trichomoniasis.

The type of sample required for each STD differs from organism to organism and helps diagnose the STD that a person might be having.

Common conditions covered by an STI Test

Chlamydia Herpes Human papillomavirus (HPV) Syphilis Hepatitis Trichomoniasis Gonorrhoea

Where to get an STI Test in Italy

STD Test at-Home and Self Tests


Sexually transmitted diseases are infections transmitted through sexual contact or intercourse.

Mostly it is contracted by unprotected sex with an infected partner.

STD infection symptoms can vary according to infection. Itching in the genital area, lesions, and pus are noticeable.

A person can be tested for STDs using a blood sample, a genital swab, or a urine sample. These include testing for genital herpes, syphilis, hepatitis B, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and trichomoniasis.

The test results can take up to one week. Self-testing kits are available, but these must be used carefully, following instructions.

An STD Test in Italy costs on average 110 Euros. (information based on our data as of September 2022)