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 Darling Husband 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 Darling Husband 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. Darling Husband 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 Darling Husband 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 Save-The-Date Cards 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 Save-The-Date Cards, 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.