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is there a group of tests considered an std screening for young men and for young women?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Depends: Routine screening for STDs in general is seldom performed anymore. On the other hand if you know you have been exposed to a particular one, you may be tested for several others as well.

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