How Soon Can You Test For STDs?
There are many sexually transmitted diseases and each one has a different timeline of when it is possible to get tested. Healthline has a chart with the specific STD and timeline on when you’d get the most accurate result. A few examples are:
We would also like to mention the importance of practicing safe sex. TeenHealthFX encourages all teens to use condoms every time they engage in any type of sexual activity. Condoms are only 98% in preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted infections when used correctly and on every sexual encounter. We would like to stress how important it is to have a conversation with your new partner before engaging in any sexual activity. In order to prevent transmitting a sexually transmitted disease, it is helpful to know if and when your new partner has been tested recently as well as the results.
If you need help finding a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist.