How can you tell if you have HIV or std?

Get tested. While there are sometimes symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, including hiv, there can be infections without any symptoms. Typical symptoms can include discharges, sores, swollen glands, and other features depending on the infection. To be sure, you should see your provider and ask to be tested. Typically, this means hiv, chlamydia and gonorrhea, but can also include others.