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STD Testing

 
Sexually active men or women, who are not in a long term, mutually monogamous relationship
 
ALL Hepatitis B vaccination ;
Annual HIV testing;
Chlamydia, as recommended by your health care provider
     
All men who have sex with men (MSM) ALL Hepatitis A vaccination ;
Hepatitis B vaccination
     
Sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM), who are not in a long term, mutually monogamous relationship ALL Hepatitis A vaccination ; and
Hepatitis B vaccination
At least once every year:

HIV
Syphilis
Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
     
Any person seeking STD evaluation or treatments
 
ALL Testing for HIV
Hepatitis B vaccination
Testing for Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, as recommended by your doctor
     
Pregnant women   Chlamydia, at first prenatal visit
Syphilis, at first prenatal visit
HIV, as early as possible in the pregnancy
Hepatitis B, during an early prenatal visit
Hepatitis C, as recommended by your health care provider
Gonorrhea, as recommended by your doctor
 
     
Sexually active women under 25 Chlamydia testing every year

PS: The above are merely general guidelines and only your doctor can recommend  these or additional tests suited to a particular health need based on your sexual history, signs, symptoms, etc.

 


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