STI Testing: Step by Step

STEP 1 - Call the health centre for an appointment.

  • You don’t need your parent’s or guardian’s permission. Your visit is confidential.
  • If you’re shy, ask for a well-woman or well-man check.
  • Mark the date and time in your calendar.

STEP 2 - Go to your appointment.

  • Ask for an STI test. Be ready to answer questions and have a urine or blood test or swab.
  • Ask about birth control. Pick up some free condoms and lube.
  • Confirm your contact information so you get the results.

STEP 3 - Follow up.

  • Call the health centre in 1 to 2 weeks if you don’t hear from them.
  • If you test positive, take the treatment before you have sex again. Make sure your partner gets tested and treated too.