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How soon after I had sex can I get tested for STDs?

It depends. It can take three months for HIV to show up on a test, but it only takes days for sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis to show up.

Practicing safer sex allows you to reduce your risk of getting STDs. And if you’ve done anything that puts you at risk of infection, getting tested allows you to get any treatments you may need.

Find out if you should get tested for HIV, chlamydia, or gonorrhea, three dangerous STDs, with The Check.

Tags: STDs, getting tested