How often should you have an STI test?
Anyone who is sexually active can potentially get an STI and even condoms are not 100% effective. So it makes sense to get tested regularly.
Recommendations for how often to get an STI test are:
> Once every year if you have a stable partner
> After having a new sexual partner
> MSM should have and HIV test or STI screen every year, or every 3 months if having unprotected sex with new or casual partners
> Black African men and women should have an HIV test, and a regular HIV or STI screen if having unprotected sex with new or casual partners
We try to make getting an STI test easy. Same-day tests are available at our laboratory in London, or do an STI test by post UK-wide. Simply order your test online and we will send you all the details. We will send your results by e-mail.