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Let's get tested

What you can say

  • “Let’s both get tested. Either of us could have something and not know it.”
  • “I think we should both get checked. Sometimes you can't tell, so I just want us to be safe for each other.”
  • “Just so you know, the last time I got tested was 3 months ago. What about you?”
  • “I think we should both get checked…want to go together?”

When to talk about it

Ideally, it's best to talk about STI testing before you have sex with a new partner. But even if you have already had sex, it's still a good idea for each partner to get tested.

Know the facts

Getting tested is the only way to know for sure that you do not have an STI. Getting tested is pretty easy - find a clinic near you or learn what to expect when you go for testing.

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