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Can you get tested for all std's and sti's by blood work and urine test?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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In brief: Not quite

Urine testing (or vaginal swab) checks for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and blood tests are for syphilis, HIV, and sometimes herpes (HSV) and hepatitis B (depending on risks, symptoms, etc).
Testing for HPV (with pap smear), trichomonas, and other vaginal infections requires pelvic exam. By the way, STD and STI are the same thing; there is no difference in meaning between the two abbreviations.

In brief: Not quite

Urine testing (or vaginal swab) checks for gonorrhea and chlamydia, and blood tests are for syphilis, HIV, and sometimes herpes (HSV) and hepatitis B (depending on risks, symptoms, etc).
Testing for HPV (with pap smear), trichomonas, and other vaginal infections requires pelvic exam. By the way, STD and STI are the same thing; there is no difference in meaning between the two abbreviations.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
The first four (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and HIV) are the most important for most people. If you're not having vaginal symptoms (discharge, odor, irritation/itching, blisters/sores, or visible bumps that might be warts), you don't necessarily need the pelvic exam. But if int doubt, it's always best to be seen in person for STD evaluation and not rely on self testing through an online lab.
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