Here is a quick guide for everyone who wants to know what tests are available for the different common STDs today:

Gonorrhea (caused by bacteria)

- test a discharge sample from the anus, vagina, or urethra

- test a cell sample from the throat, anus, penis, or cervix

- test a urine sample

HIV/AIDs (caused by virus)

- test an oral swab sample of a patient

- urine test (not used frequently)

- blood test (most common method)

Hepatitis B (caused by virus)

- test a patient's blood sample

Trichomoniasis (caused by a protozoan)

- test a patient's discharge sample taken from the urethra or vagina

Pubic lice (caused by a parasite)

- test through physical examination of the genitals