Regular screening is advisable for early detection and appropriate management of STIs. This is particularly important for sexually active women, homosexual men and HIV positive individuals who are more prone to the other sexual transmissible infections.
The following screening methods are also very important:
- Aged 13 to 64 years: Blood and saliva testing is a common screening test for the HIV virus
- Pregnant Women: Screening for HIV, hepatitis B, chlamydia and syphilis during the first prenatal visit
- Pregnant Women: at increased risk of developing gonorrhoea and hepatitis C