Some STIs don't cause symptoms, or they can cause symptoms that go away. So unless you have a test, you may not know that you have an STI.
Left untreated STIs can lead to serious problems. If your test shows that you have an STI, your sex partner(s) will need to know so they can be tested.
Some STIs can be cured with treatment. Others can't be cured, but treatment can help with symptoms.
Having a routine STI test means getting tested even though you don't have symptoms of an infection.
It's a good idea to play safe even in low-risk situations.
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