Check this STD testing quiz to see whether you need to have a STD exam based on your symptoms and recent sexual behavior. Below the form you can find more information on the risks you might take and the most frequent sexually transmitted infections and their early signs.

1 Have you had unprotected sexual acts in the previous 6 months or in between testing?
2 Have you ever been tested for STDs?
3 Do STIs always have symptoms?
4 How are STDs passed on?
5 Have you experienced any unusual itching or swallowing of the genital area?
6 Soreness or discharge from your vagina, anus or penis?
7 Do you experience a burning or itching sensation while urinating?
8 Do you experience any ulcers that ooze or bleed and soaring?
9 Did you notice a strong genital odor?
10 Do you experience enlarged lymph nodes?

How does the STD testing quiz work?

This questionnaire focuses on questions that have to do with both your sexual behavior and any symptoms, general to specific that you might be experiencing and that could be put in relation to a sexually transmitted infection.

There are ten questions you need to answer and then press the get results button. You are then going to be directed whether to see a specialist for further medical testing and you might also receive some useful info in relation to your answers.

What is STD testing?

STD testing is very easy to get in most countries through a health care provider. Actively sexual people should get tested from time to time, especially if they had unprotected intercourse of any kind.

Getting tested even just as a preventive method can keep you safe and also provide you treatment at the right time.

The most common symptoms of an infection of this kind include sores on the genital area, itching, different discharges from the penis or vagina and also a burning sensation during urination.

The main issue is that in the case of many STDs, there might not be any symptoms present thus making them even harder to detect.

Many people might have caught such infections and don’t even know it and contribute to spreading them by not using condoms, female condoms, dental dams or other barriers of protection.

What you need to know is that there are different types of test that are specific for each infection but most of them are not invasive and involve little discomfort.

You can find the methods in the table below. Before the test there is going to be a discussion with the medical professional that will involve questions about your sexual practices, any current or past symptoms and whether you’ve ever had such an infection.

In some cases, especially those that exhibit physical symptoms, diagnosis can be put right away while in other cases the test results might come in a few days up to several weeks.

Most common STDs and their testing methods

Herpes Blood test/ Exam of sore fluid
Chlamydia Physical exam/ Discharge test/ Urine test
Genital Warts Physical exam
Gonorrhea Cell exam test/ Discharge test/ Urine test
Hepatitis B Blood test
HIV Blood test/ Oral swab test
Syphilis Blood test/ Exam of sore fluid
Pubic Lice Physical exam
High Risk HPV Pap smear
Pelvic Inflammatory Pelvic exam/ Blood test/ Discharge test
Cytomegalovirus Blood test
Bacterial Vaginosis Pelvic exam/ Vaginal discharge test
Scabies Physical exam/Cell biopsy
Trichomoniasis Discharge test from vagina/ urethra

Sexually transmitted infections risk

STDs, also known as STIs are acquired mostly by sexual contact and can pass through blood semen or other bodily fluids. Some of them can also be transmitted through birth or during the pregnancy or through the use of needles and unsafe blood transfusions.

Everyone must understand that being sexually active will get them exposed to STIs at some degree and there are certain actions that can even increase this risk. Amongst them:

■ Unprotected sexual intercourse;

■ Contact with multiple partners;

Alcohol or drug abuse;

■ History of STDs.


1) Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Pfaller MA. (2013) Medical microbiology (7th ed.) St. Louis, Mo. Mosby

2) Gross G, Tyring SK (2011) Sexually transmitted infections and sexually transmitted diseases. Heidelbergh: Springer Verlag

10 Dec, 2014