STD Test

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
  • 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 a STD Test

Human papillomavirus (HPV), Herpes, Syphilis, Hepatitis, Trichomoniasis, Gonorrhoea, Chlamydia

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FAQs on STD Test

What is an STD?

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

How can you contract and STD?

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

What are the symptoms of STDs?

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

Which tests are included in std tests?

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.

How long do results take, and are self-testing kits available?

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