STD Diagnosis

Waiting for the results of an STD test can be a nerve-wracking experience. Ease your mind by learning what to expect, including which tests are used, and how often you should be tested.
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How a Self STD Test Can Reduce the Need for Pelvic Exams
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How Syphilis Is Diagnosed
Chlamydia screening smear test
How Long Should I Wait for STD Testing?
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Your Doctor vs. the Free Clinic for STD Testing
Doctor giving patient blood test for IgE levels
What Does a Positive Herpes IgM Test Result Mean?
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STDs Detected by Blood Tests vs. Urine or Swab Tests
Chlamydia screening smear test
Do Free STD Testing Clinics Report to the Government?
Woman getting blood drawn
What You Should Know About Online STD Testing
Doctor holding cervical smear equipment
What to Know About Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia
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Visual Inspection With Acetic Acid (VIA) Test
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STDs That Are Nationally Notifiable Diseases
Mycoplasma bacteria
How Mycoplasma Genitalium Is Diagnosed
Close-Up Of Woman Having Test For Sexually Transmitted Disease With Doctor
Overview of the Pap Smear Procedure
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Why You Might Not Realize You Have an STD
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What to Tell Your Doctor During Your Annual STD Exam
Pubic "Crab" Lice: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
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How Gonorrhea Is Diagnosed
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How Do I Get Tested for Hepatitis B/HBV?
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Why Your Doctor May Not Want to Test for STDs
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Why Anal STD Testing Is Important Even Without Symptoms
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Why You Have to Wait for an STD Blood Test
Nurse Drawing Blood
Getting Screened for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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The Meaning of an Abnormal Pap Smear
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False Positive Test for STDs
Doctor talking to her patient about her STD test
A Guide to Regular STD Screenings
Blood testing for HIV
How Does a Western Blot HIV Test Work?
Medical technician preparing a human sample for hepatitis testing
Risks Associated With Untreated STDs
A lab technician performing a rapid HIV blood test.
HIV Tests: Uses, Side Effects, Procedure, Results
Male patient and doctor in discussion in exam room
Genital Warts and HPV in Men
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Where Can I Get an STD Test?
Doctor using digital tablet with patient
Epididymitis: Overview and more
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Photo Gallery of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)