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 it to the other partner and cause several serious health-related consequences for both partners.
Therefore, it is extremely important for both partners to test themselves for the presence of any STD, especially if any one of them has a significant history of being with multiple partners in the past.
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
- Hepatitis B
The type of sample required for each STD differs from organism to organism and helps diagnose the STD that a person might be having.