Do I need to get tested before each new person if we're using condoms?A: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a pretty broad topic, because there are a lot of them and they all behave differently.
It takes your body a few days to create these antibodies, which means it takes time for the test to pick up on them.
This means that if the condom breaks on Saturday night, you unfortunately can’t rush to Planned Parenthood first thing Monday morning to find out if you are positive for an STI.
You can have this conversation at any time — the earlier in the relationship the better, because if you find out six months in that you've been having sex with someone who knows they have an STI and has been exposing you to it, you might feel betrayed.
Even if you use condoms, you still need to get tested to know your status.
Often this means that the virus, parasite, or bacteria is living in your sexual partner’s semen or vaginal fluid and gets into your body through your vagina, the urethra of your penis, your anus, or your mouth, but some are transmitted through skin to skin contact.