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Persimmon
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Hi,

So I have a new partner, and I want to make sure our STD tests are all clear before doing anything.

At my annual checkup, I got tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV (and, I guess indirectly, HPV). Are there any other STDs that I should get tested for, if I haven't had any symptoms (e.g. herpes-like breakouts)? I only got the 'standard' tests and I don't know if any other STDs are worth testing (or even possible to test) if there are no symptoms.

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Robin Lee
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A lot of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) don't have symptoms that show up in obvious ways, so testing is always the best bet.

This article will let you know what your risks are based on the sexual activities you're planning to do or have done.

STI Risk Assessment: The Cliff's Notes

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