Where you ever tested for HIV/STDS/AIDS?

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Where you ever tested for HIV/STDS/AIDS?

Valentinka Valentinka
It's not necessary that you can get AIDS only from another person. There is always a possibility to get infected at the hospital, in a beauty salon, making a tattoo etc.
As for me, I was tested once - before the surgery. Also I got tested for STDS not long ago, because I was suspicious about my health. They found nothing serious, just yeast infection. So I'm clean and don't need to worry Testing is good
03/11/2011
LennaKieran LennaKieran
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Originally posted by Valentinka
It's not necessary that you can get AIDS only from another person. There is always a possibility to get infected at the hospital, in a beauty salon, making a tattoo etc.
As for me, I was tested once - before the surgery. Also I got tested for ...
I got tested once when I was in the hospital for a different health issue. Always good to know where you stand.
03/11/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
It's a very good habit, especially if you're not committed monogamous.
03/11/2011
Crash Crash
I'm not very promiscuous so I dont worry too much about it. I guess I should just in case though.
03/12/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I turned down an HIV test during my pregnancies because pregnancy can cause a false positive and then DCFS can come in and get in your business, "demand" you stop breastfeeding, take your kid away and it's all bullshit. My doctor ...
I did not know this. Learn something new every day thanks for the info P'Gell.
03/12/2011
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
Yes, with each pregnancy and when beginning each new relationship I was ever in, along with the one time I had a condom break with a partner (also did a Plan B then too)

I'm pretty responsible about keeping up with them. I have kids and I want to be around for them. I can't imagine giving The Husband something, either!
03/12/2011
KikiChrome KikiChrome
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Originally posted by Lucidity
I get tested for everything after every partner, even if we used protection. Better safe than sorry.
Me too. Even though I use condoms religiously, I still get the full battery of tests after every partner (and I had one before I lost my virginity too).

So that's five times and counting for me. Never tested positive for anything.
03/12/2011
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
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Originally posted by SapphirexIce
This is just a general question to see how many people actually get tested.
I've been so many times for the military. It's required
03/15/2011
scissormetimbers scissormetimbers
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Originally posted by SapphirexIce
This is just a general question to see how many people actually get tested.
I've been tested several times. Usually following high risk events (e.g assaults and the like), but I get tested for everything, regardless of relationship status. Especially since one of my best friends who had been in a "monogamous" relationship for many years turned up with an STI, because her boyfriend was cheating.
03/20/2011
sexygoddess sexygoddess
I get tested once a year to be on the safe side. Even tho all the partners I'm with at the time are always monogamous. Better safe then sorry.
03/26/2011
cobiffle cobiffle
I donate blood so they take some blood to test it out sometimes and football made us do it in highschool.
03/26/2011
Lithaewyn Lithaewyn
I couldn't answer because there wasn't an option for me, but yes I have been tested once. I've only been with the same partner and I was his first as well, so it's not a concern.
03/26/2011
closed account closed account
the easiest way to look at it is to consider a regular part of your annual exam
03/26/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
Ok I know I've had pap tests as part of my regular exam, and I'm on birth control. I've never asked specifically for any STD tests, though, so I don't know if any of those are included (will probably ask next time).

I've only been with 2 guys, both using protection, 1 was a virgin, too. So I'm not WORRIED, just wouldn't hurt to take the extra precaution.
03/27/2011
purplekidney purplekidney
Neither of us have ever been tested because we were virgins before we started dating and we were each others' firsts for everything. We've always been monogamous so it hasn't been an issue.
04/12/2011
tesseract tesseract
I get tested for STI/STDs regularly, about once a year in a committed relationship, and when changing partners. I also insist my partners also get regularly tested and have the documentation of disease-free status -- and am able to provide my own if asked, too.

I usually get it done during my pap smear, as he's already down there sticking things in the snatch, he may as well take some swabs for bacterial cultures too.

I like it a bit rough, and sometimes there's blood involved, so it's really important to me to be sure that both me and my partner are clean.
06/13/2011
TboyTy TboyTy
I go every six months. The people at the county health department (it's cheapest there) are still confused why I'm there having never had anything and not suspecting that I have caught anything. Kinda sad that people are shocked by responsibility...
06/18/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
My fiancee and I have only been with each other sexually, so we've never been tested before.
06/18/2011
sarki sarki
Yes I have a few times
06/19/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
Never been tested, but I just got out of a relationship that lasted 4 years.
06/19/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Redboxbaby
In the military, it isn't really a choice that you are given. They tested us annually regardless of our relationship/sexual status. I never could understand it, being that I was married and had been for a long time.
Mainly because being married doesn't mean you aren't cheating or being cheated on!
I get tested once a year unless something comes up that makes me think I should get tested again.
06/19/2011
salaciousrex salaciousrex
My answer isnt in the poll. I've only been tested once for anything. Plan to again soon. So I have been tested but not multiple times. And was negative for everything
06/19/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i do it as often as possible, so more than once
06/20/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Mainly because being married doesn't mean you aren't cheating or being cheated on!
I get tested once a year unless something comes up that makes me think I should get tested again.
this. i know so many who pass up on something so important because they don't they can get diseases if they're in a relationship
06/20/2011
LostBoy988 LostBoy988
Better to be safe than sorry. I get tested quarterly.
06/25/2011
SapphirexIce SapphirexIce
get tested
07/15/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
Back when I was still single and sexually active, I got tested apx once a year. Now that I'm married, I don't see the need.
07/15/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
I think it's good to get tested once a year or so. I've had the same partner for over 3 years, but I still get tested. You just never know, especially about viral infections that may not show up until later.
07/16/2011
exploringthechimera exploringthechimera
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Originally posted by SapphirexIce
This is just a general question to see how many people actually get tested.
I think its a good idea to be tested after every partner better to be safe than sorry. Especially if the partner has not been faithful to you. I learned that lesson years ago luckily I was and am negative.
07/16/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
Yes I have been tested and still get tested regularly. I'm in a 100% monogamous relationship, but I still get tested when I go for my pap smear and all. Hate em' but they're too important to skip up with cervical and other cancers being so on the rise. I've never actually had an std or HIV or any thing, but still think it's important for everyone to get tested no matter what. I mean I'd rather get tested even knowing there's a teeny tiny chance I could have something rather than just skip. Too many people just assume they don't have anything and end up spreading it. Especially when it's contracted and doesn't show up or show any signs for years. Too scary for me.
07/16/2011
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