When you have an active s*x life you should be getting tested for STDs. There are different opinions as to what tests you should have and when you should have them, but it really depends on you.
If you are s*xually active in any way, the CDC states that you should be getting tested at least for HIV, especially if you are pregnant and s*xually active. There are different kinds of STD test that are actually done through urine tests. Through a simple urine test you can be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia.
If you are under the age of 24 and are s*xually active there are many different rules that apply. A survey from the CDC in 2006 showed that young people ages 15-24 made up just a quarter of the s*xually active population however they are responsible for over half of the new STD cases that are diagnosed. If you are under 24 it is recommended that you get tested at least once a year for STDs such as:
How often you get tested also depends on how active that part of your life is. If you remain with one person then you can get checked out once per year or so. However if you have a very active s*x life with different partners getting tested every few months wouldn’t be such a terrible idea. Men who sleep with women do not have to worry about getting tested quite as often because usually any STD they may contract will have symptoms. Men who sleep with men should get at least one HIV test per year. Doctors recommend that women get a pap smear at least once a year just in case anything is going on that may not have symptoms appearing.