Tag 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 […]

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 […]

Can I Seek STD Tests in Private Settings to Avoid Embarrassment?

Q: I recently had unprotected sex. I’m concerned that I might have exposed myself to sexually transmitted diseases – but I’m too embarrassed to go to my regular doctor for testing. Is there a way I can have STD tests in a private, anonymous setting? J. Ellis Albuquerque, New Mexico A: Yes, there is absolutely […]

Learning about STD Tests

Q: As a sexually active person, I am thinking about getting tested for various STDs. I would like to know more about your STD tests, as far as what I can expect, accuracy and timely results. M. Brewster Seattle, WA A: Taking control of your life by getting tested for STDs is a smart choice. […]