Annual STD Exams Offered
Below we’ve mapped out types of testing offered for STDs and the importance of considering risk factors.
- Annual chlamydia screening of all sexually active women younger than 25 years, as well as older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection
- Annual gonorrhea screening for all sexually active women younger than 25 years, as well as older women with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners, or a sex partner who has a sexually transmitted infection.
- Syphilis, HIV, chlamydia, and hepatitis B screening for all pregnant women, and gonorrhea screening for at-risk pregnant women starting early in pregnancy, with repeat testing as needed, to protect the health of mothers and their infants.doctor and patient
- Screening at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea for all sexually active gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM who have multiple or anonymous partners should be screened more frequently for STDs (i.e., at 3-to-6 month intervals).
- Anyone who has unsafe sex or shares injection drug equipment should get tested for HIV at least once a year. Sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more frequent testing (e.g., every 3 to 6 months).
Annual HIV Testing
All adults and adolescents from ages 13 to 64 should be tested at least once for HIV. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends this as a yearly check up. Those who have an active sexual lifestyle should seek out more routine testing. The CDC is working to boost awareness on the importance of getting tested for HIV. For more information on the CDC’s efforts and general information on reducing the risk of HIV, visit http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html
- HIV screening is available. To set up an appointment call (937) 642-2053 or toll free (888) 333-9461.