STD screening guidelines



The intervals between screening vary according to risks. Additionally, guidelines may differ slightly according to the country and state that you are in. Therefore, this is not intended to replace individualised risk assessment and recommendations; you are highly encouraged to consult a doctor for counselling and an in-depth discussion on the best screening regimen for you.


Generally, individuals who are at increased risk are those who have sexual contact outside a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship with a single partner. This includes sexual contact with multiple partners, a long-term monogamous sexual partner who is in sexual contact with other partners (i.e., he/she/they are are having sex with other people apart from you), or a sexual partner who has had a sexually transmitted disease (STD).


Recommendations for the general population are as follows: