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How often should I be screened for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening prevents the spread of HIV and other STDs. Many of these diseases can only be detected through testing. All sexually active women and their partners should be tested for HIV and other STDs before starting sexual activity with a new partner. 

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