Causes for a STI test

A test for a venereal disease is recommended:

  • If there are any symptoms (e.g. malodorous urethral, vaginal or anal discharge, pain when urinating, itching, cold sore or eczema in the genital or anal area) 
  • If your sexual partner is infected with a venereal disease
  • For people with frequently alternating sex partners 
  • For people who are being treated with a HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) 
  • Before or during pregnancy in order to avoid transmission of the disease from untreated mother to child during pregnancy or birth