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Alatariel
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If my partner and I had never had any sexual contact of any sort wth anyone other than each other, have been in a monogamous relationship for 8 months, have been practicing safer sex, and he got a clean test for STDs last month, do we both have to be tested twice, waiting 6 months in between, or will one STI/STD screening be enough?

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wobblyheadedjane
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In order to be safe, you both have to be tested for STD/STIs. Using safer sex all the time is part of the equation too, but only part. For both your securities, you should also be tested, since things like herpes can be passed on non-sexually.

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Alatariel
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We're going to get tested (he already has been last week) bt want to know if, because we've never been with anyone else, it's necessary for us to get tested a second time after 6 months.
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Heather
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I'd say in your case once is enough so long as you both keep up with regular screenings each year, and, obviously, remain monogamous.

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Alatariel
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Thank you for the fast reply.
And we'll definitely stick to your advice. [Smile]

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