Your risk for STDs depends on your age, lifestyle, gender and sexual history. Learn about your personal risk in this interactive video by Dr. Lisa Oldson, Medical Director of Analyte Physicians Group.
What is the STD Test Recommender?
The STD Test Recommender is a risk assessment tool based on national screening guidelines. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other national health organizations like the American College of Physicians (ACP) have developed screening guidelines for the general population. These guidelines look at factors like age, gender, lifestyle and risk behaviors to determine if and when routine STD testing should be done.
Getting STD tested is an important part of taking control of your health. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. Answering these anonymous questions truthfully and completely is the best first step to better sexual health.
- The STD Test Recommender cannot replace the advice of your healthcare provider.
- If you have symptoms, please see a healthcare provider for an exam.
- If you are pregnant, there are many prenatal tests you should have, including STD tests. See your provider for care.
Meet Dr. Lisa Oldson
Dr. Lisa Oldson, Medical Director of the Analyte Physicians Group, is an internist and has treated thousands of patients for STDs and other infections. Additionally, Dr. Lisa is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha; a member of the Advisory Board of the Discovery Institute of Medical Education; and a former member of the Advisory Board of the Illinois Science Council.