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Get Tested for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis


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Get checked regularly for STDs, especially if you are under 25. Encourage your partner(s) to get tested.

Make an Appointment at Your Health Center or Clinic
If you think you may be at risk, talk to your doctor about STDs. To find an STD clinic near you, call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).

Stay Safe
The best way to protect yourself from STDs is to not have sex, or to wait until you are in a relationship with only one person and you have both been tested.

Here are the other things you can do to protect yourself from STDs:

  • Use a latex condom External Link every time you have vaginal, anal, or oral sex.
  • Be faithful (this means you and your partner only have sex with each other and no one else).
  • Make sure you and your partner have been tested for STDs.
Start Today: Small Steps
  • Call your doctor or health clinic to schedule an STD test.
  • Locate an STD clinic near you by calling 1-800-232-4636.
  • Talk to your partner about getting tested.

Learn about other tests for women, such as getting tested for cervical cancer.

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