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Here is what you should know about screening, often called testing:
The STBBIs that you should be screened for
The majority of STBBIs can be identified with proper screening. The most common infections we look for are:
Preventing STBBIs is very important, for your health as well as that of your partners.
Certain STBBIs can have serious consequences, including abscesses, heart disease and infertility, as well as some forms of cancer.
Denying or avoiding the issue can put you and your partner at risk of serious problems.
Screening is an essential part of your sexual health. If you have a new partner, there is no shame in getting tested together. It’s a way of showing your partner that you care about them, and that you are a responsible person.
If you have contracted an STBBI, you should seek treatment right away, and alert all your partners who could be infected to encourage them to get screened, and treated if necessary. The aim is to break the chain of infection and avoid being re-infected by one or more of them. Your doctor can assist you in using our anonymous partner notification service. — You can access the partner notification service in the "Tool Box" in the top menu, then at the top of the slide-out pannel.
The screening process is easy and painless, and can help you avoid many potential problems.
Remember: To stay sexually healthy, you should get screened regularly, but the condom remains an equally essential way to prevent infection.