Post # 1
Another thread got me thinking, how often do you get tested for STDs?
My GYN had me get tested every year when I had my yearly exam from the point I started being sexually active.
I only stopped getting tested after my doctor realized how long DH and I had been monogamous and said the tests weren’t necessary.
So how about you?
Post # 3
I got tested at my annual exam until DH and I were monogamous. My gyno was like “are you suuuure?” at the first appt I told her it wasnt necessary anymore haha.
Post # 4
@LGenz: Yeah I told my doctor I’d be happy to be tested but I’d been with my guy for 5 years and she just said… yeah, you don’t need it anymore.
Post # 5
I made a point of getting tested as part of my yearly exam once I became sexually active. Even with condoms, you can never be too careful. DH and I both got tested before we started going condom-less.
Post # 6
Before I met my partner once every 6 months, or just after a new relationship. Now I don’t bother.
Post # 7
I used to only get tested at my annual but then stopped once DH and I were together. The last time I was tested was when we had been together for about 3 months.
Post # 9
I feel like it just makes so much sense. One small blood test once a year (usually covered by health insurance) just to ensure that all is ok. Especially when some STDs don’t show symptoms for years (if every) and can affect fertility so badly.
Post # 10
I’m not sure if I have been tested, never sought out to be tested. I’ve been with the same person since I lost my Vcard and he has only been with me since we started dating 10 years ago. =)
Post # 11
I got tested at my annual, but then once hubs and I had been monogamous for a few years, I stopped
Post # 12
I was tested before I was with my SO, and once since. We’ve been monogamous for 5 years now so I don’t feel like it’s neccessary. It’s also not covered by my health insurance.
Post # 13
I was tested every year until my SO and I were monogomous. I no longer am tested due to how long we have been together.
Post # 14
Because there are those nasty invisible hidey STDs, we’re still going to get tested every year for a while. You can never be too sure, especially with how rampant high risk HPV is!
Post # 15
Same as many of the PPs. Every year until we were monogamous, and I ensured we were both tested before we slept with each other. I like games, but I dont like playing games with my health or life.
EDIT: I remembered that I was tested 2 years ago at my yearly just to continue to be sure. I probably will every few years just in case. You can never be too sure, especially since I have surgeries every 7ish years.
Post # 16
Well I voted for once a year, but actually I’ve had more times at the hospital for various complications and they always test me routinely.