Category Archives: STD Testing

Talking about STD Tests with New Partners

Q: I am a 35 year old, recently divorced woman. I have never been with anyone other than my ex-husband. I have met someone, and I would like to take our relationship to another level. However, I am worried about STDs. I know that I do not have anything because I had myself tested after […]

I Need to Have STD Testing Performed Again!

Q: I recently went to the health department for STD testing. According to their results, I am free of STDs. However, I am worried that the results were not accurate. I am still experiencing various symptoms that simply are not normal. I would like to be tested again, but I would prefer not to use […]

Do I Need an STD Panel When I Always Practice Safe Sex?

Q: I am a 21-year old female with no known health problems. I have been sexually active since I was 16 years old. I have never had an STD panel test performed. I’ve always used protection, so I’ve never worried about having an STD. Do I need to be tested even though I don’t have […]

Can I Get Anonymous STD Testing?

Q: I think that I might have an STD. I have been having some burning and itching in my genital area. Since I had unprotected sex about a month ago, I’m worried that the symptoms are the result of an STD. I have a regular doctor, but I’d rather not get tested there – I’m […]

STD Testing for Sexually Active Teen

Q: I just found out that my teen daughter is sexually active. Do I need to schedule her for STD testing? She says she has always used protection, but I’m not so sure. G. Brigade Amarillo, TX A: Using protection greatly reduces her risk of contracting an STD; however, it is certainly not 100 percent […]

Where Can I Get Anonymous STD Testing?

Q: I am searching for a place where I can get anonymous STD testing. I do not want to go to my regular doctor because she has been our family doctor for years. I am afraid I might run into someone I know at her office. Do you guys offer anonymous testing? S. Lawrence Kansas […]

Common Questions about STD Tests

Q: I have some questions about STD tests. How reliable are they? Is the testing process painful? How soon can I expect my results? Basically, I need to know everything you can tell me about having myself screened for various STDs. L. Meyer Fayetteville, Arkansas A: You have posed some very good questions. We offer […]

Do I Need to Seek STD Testing?

Q: I am concerned about having an STD. I am a 34-year old male and have been sexually active since I was 16. I have always practiced safe sex, but I’m having some unusual symptoms. Some of the symptoms include a discharge and burning while urinating. I don’t know if I have an STD or […]

Can I Get Anonymous STD Testing?

Q: I have been sexually active for about 5 years. I have decided to get tested for STDs. My problem is that I don’t know where to go for anonymous STD testing. I don’t want to go to my regular doctor – too many people I know visit the same doctor. Does About My Health […]

Seeking STD Tests for My Sexually Active Son

Q: I recently learned that my teenage son is sexually active. I am concerned about his health, because he told me that he does not always use a condom. I know that you guys offer STD tests – how can I arrange to have my son tested for STDs? W. Marshall Little Rock, AR A: […]