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1 in 2 
Get an STD.

1 in 2 sexually-active people will get an STD — also known as an STI for "sexually transmitted infection" — by age 25.

That could be you. Or your partner.

And most STIs don't have any symptoms. Scary, right?

It doesn't have to be scary! Most STIs are curable — and all STIs are treatable. Get tested at Planned Parenthood: It's quick, easy, & empowering.

std testing is fast and easy

STI Testing: Quick, Easy, Empowering

Testing is usually just a quick swab or a fast finger prick. 

most insurance covers std testing

Low to No-Cost

Most insurance covers STI testing; if not, Planned Parenthood offers low- and no-cost testing. 


Absolutely Confidential

Your sexual health is your own business and it's absolutely private.

it's best to diagnose stds early

Now is Better

When STIs go undiagnosed they can cause problems. For example, untreated chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.

How Do People Get STIs?

There are a lot of ways to get one. Vaginal, oral, or anal sex, and even genital skin-to-skin contact can expose a person to STIs.

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Common STIs


Syphilis is a common bacterial infection. It's easily cured, but can be dangerous if left untreated.


HIV is a virus that damages your immune system and can lead to AIDS. There's no cure, but treatment can help you stay healthy.


Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs, an easily-cured bacterial infection. Most people who have it don’t show any symptoms.


Gonorrhea is an easily-cured and common bacterial infection. It’s sexually transmitted and usually asymptomatic.

Protect Yourself & Your Partners, Too

Learn how to have safer sex.

Use Condoms.

The easiest way to help protect yourself and partners? Use a condom or dental dam, every time you have sex.