HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest HIV testing as a routine part of medical care for adolescent or adult between the ages of 15 and 65 at least once.  STDs may be detected during a physical exam; through Pap smears; and in tests of urine, blood, and genital and anal secretions. For STDs– like herpes, hepatitis, HIV and syphilis, a small blood sample is used for the STD testing while chlamydia and gonorrhea test is done with a urine sample.