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


Trichominiasis (caused by a protozoan)


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


Public lice (caused by a parasite)


- test through physical examination of the genitals