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As a teen, where can I get tested for sexually transmitted diseases?

Don't let embarrassment stop you from getting tested.  Go to your doctor or nurse practitioner.  Go to a walk-in medical clinic.  Find the location of the public health unit in your area.  They will have a sexual health clinic where you can get tested likely at no cost. 

Do not delay in getting tested if you are concerned about symptoms or have had unprotected sex.  Always practice safer sex!  Condoms, condoms, condoms! 

Ellen Rome, MD
Pediatrics
Sexually transmitted diseases can happen to boys and girls. In this video, Dr. Rome explains where teens can get tested for STDs.


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