How Long Do STI Test Results Take?

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Q. How long does it take to get test results for STIs? Joan Garrity says: The answer depends on several factors:  what STI (sexually transmitted infection) is being tested for, how long a person has had an infection, and where the test is performed.  Many reproductive health, family planning and health department clinics conduct tests and immediately… Read more »

Safer Sex without Condoms?

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Q. Are there any other methods besides condoms to have safer sex? Joan Garrity says:  Great question.  The best method for truly safer sex is to have sex only with someone who only has sex with you, assuming neither of you has had sex with anyone else in the past.  It also requires taking the… Read more »