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
Waiting for the Right Time to Get Tested If You Have an STD
Woman waiting at STD clinic
Is It Better to Choose a Clinic or Your Healthcare Provider for STD Tests?
Doctor giving patient blood test for IgE levels
A Positive Herpes IgM May Not Mean What You Think It Means
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STDs Detected by Blood Tests vs. Urine or Swab Tests
Chlamydia screening smear test
Learn If STD Clinics Report to the Government If You Test Positive
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What You Should Know About Online STD Testing
Doctor holding cervical smear equipment
What a Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia Diagnosis Means
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Visual Inspection With Acetic Acid (VIA) as a Low Cost Cervical Screen
Hospital staff discussing patient charts
STD Diagnoses That Your Doctor Has to Report
Mycoplasma bacteria
How Do I Get Tested for Mycoplasma Genitalium?
Close-Up Of Woman Having Test For Sexually Transmitted Disease With Doctor
Why Do Women Need to Get Pap Smears?
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Why You Might Not Realize You Have an STD
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What Should You Ask Your Doctor About STDs During the Annual Visit?
LEGS WITH PANTS AROUND ANKLES
4 Steps to Preventing Crabs (Pubic Lice)
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How Do I Get Tested for Gonorrhea?
Hepatitis B virus test
Testing for Hepatitis B can be Confusing
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Top 10 Reasons Your Healthcare Provider Won't Give You an STD Test
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Anal STDs to Be Checked for Even With No Symptoms
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There Are Many Reasons Why You Have to Wait for STD Blood Test Results
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How to Decipher Your Abnormal Pap Smear Results
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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
What You Need to Know About Western Blot HIV Test
Medical technician preparing a human sample for hepatitis testing
What Is the Worst That Could Happen If I Don't Get Tested for STDs?
A lab technician performing a rapid HIV blood test.
What to Expect Before, During, and After an HIV Test
Male patient and doctor in discussion in exam room
How Genital Warts and HPV Are Diagnosed and Treated in Men
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Where Can I Get an STD Test?
Doctor using digital tablet with patient
What It Means to Have Epididymitis
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Photo Gallery of Common STDs