Questions to ask Your Doctor

_STD Questions to ask Your Doctor___**

What tests are needed to determine if there is an STD?

Does each condition have its own test, or is there one test for several STDs?

Can any of these tests have a false reading?

Do doctors automatically test for STD with complaint of a discharge (or other symptoms), or does an additional STD test need to be requested?

How long can a STD stay dormant with no symptoms?

Could a yeast infection be mistaken for a STD?

What is the percentage of protection is there with condoms?

Should the sexual partners be notified?

How can you tell if the sex partner has STDs?

How do you ask your partner if he/she has been infected?

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