There are many different reasons to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This top ten list gives examples of some of the most common reasons people get tested. You may see yourself or someone you know in these examples. Remember, most sexually transmitted infections may not have any signs or symptoms. If you’re having sex, it is important to get tested!

Reason One: Your regular partner had sex with someone else

Reason #1: Your partner had sex with someone else

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason Two: You had sex without a condom

Reason #2: You had sex without a condom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason Three: It’s been a while since the last time you got tested

Reason #3: It's been a while since you got tested

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason Four: You can’t remember what you did the other night

Reason #4: You can't remember what you did the other night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason Five: You had sex with a random partner

Reason #5: You had sex with a random partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Reason Six: You are starting a new relationship or ending an old one

Reason #6: You are ending or starting a new relationship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason Seven: Because you had a condom break

Reason #7: You had a condom brake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason Eight: Worrying is worse than knowing

Reason #8: Worrying is worse than knowing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason Nine: You shared needles for drugs, piercing, or tattoos

Reason #9: You shared needles for drugs, piercings or tattoos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason Ten: Because testing is easy to do

Reason #10: Because testing is easy to do