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Current STD screening recommendations?

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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Risk-based

Talk to your healthcare provider about specific concerns! in general, if you are a woman under 25, test for gonorrhea and chlamydia each year, and over 25 if you have new partners or multiple partners.
Hiv/syphilis/hepatitis testing if you have another std, have had more than one partner since your last test, or use injection drugs. Pap tests every other year (age 21-30) or every three (age 30-64).

In brief: Risk-based

Talk to your healthcare provider about specific concerns! in general, if you are a woman under 25, test for gonorrhea and chlamydia each year, and over 25 if you have new partners or multiple partners.
Hiv/syphilis/hepatitis testing if you have another std, have had more than one partner since your last test, or use injection drugs. Pap tests every other year (age 21-30) or every three (age 30-64).
Andrea Knittel
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: STD screening

Chlamydia & gonorrhea if you are a sexually active woman, especially with multiple partners & condoms were not used.
Same for men especially those who have sex with men. Screen for syphilis if "sore" is present. HPV test if female over age 30. HIV at least once & yearly if at risk (multiple partners, test +ve for Chlamydia or gonorrhea or IV drug user) Same for syphilis & hepatitis.

In brief: STD screening

Chlamydia & gonorrhea if you are a sexually active woman, especially with multiple partners & condoms were not used.
Same for men especially those who have sex with men. Screen for syphilis if "sore" is present. HPV test if female over age 30. HIV at least once & yearly if at risk (multiple partners, test +ve for Chlamydia or gonorrhea or IV drug user) Same for syphilis & hepatitis.
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