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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

Learn more about the following STIs via fact sheets provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

STI Testing

Many STIs show no signs or symptoms. That is why it is important to get tested for STIs on a regular basis.

Health Promotion Services recommends you get tested for STIs at the following times. Your health care provider can also help you determine how often testing is needed.

  • Every year
  • Every time you switch sexual partners
  • Anytime you have unprotected sex
  • Anytime you have symptoms

3-Site Testing

Depending on the type of sex you are having, there are 3 anatomical sites for STI testing: the throat, rectum and genitals. It is important to let your health care provider know what sexual behaviors you are engaging in so you can discuss 3-site testing and determine the best STI tests for your specific needs.

STI Testing Services

Have symptoms or think you have been exposed? Contact Student Health at 858-534-3300.

Have questions on how to have safe sex? Contact a Health Educator at 858-246-4500.