Because some STIs have a wider window period, meaning it takes more time before they are able to be detected so they might not be detected on the first testing hence a second testing. One testing + another one six months after is what's generally recommended.
quote:Originally posted by jenny2468: I'm on the pill, me and boyfriend have both had STD checks (all resuts negative).
Have we got the green light to have sex without a condom? Obviously provided i take the pil correctly and we are both faithful?
It is recommended by medical professionals that partners retest at 3 month and then six months to be extremely sure they are cleared for unprotected sex. Even then, this is not a guarantee depending on the incubation period of what ever sexually transmitted disease we may be addressing.
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