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Step 3 - Getting tested

There are several ways to test for an STI, depending on your symptoms and the type of sexual contact you’ve had. In some cases you can take the test yourself.

- Urine and/or blood sample 

- Swabs – taken from your genitals, throat or rectum. In some services you might be able to take the swab yourself in private.

- Taking a look – usually at your genitals. If you haven’t had any symptoms, you don’t usually need to be examined.