Regular STD testing is recommended for anyone who is sexually active, even when protection is used. Regular STD testing uncovers any potential sexually transmitted disease (STD) that may not show any signs and symptoms. The risk of contracting a STD or STI (sexually transmitted infection) significantly increases if you or your partner is sexually active with more than one partner. The risk also increases if one engages in risky sexual activities or if one’s partner is known to have a STD. Regular and timely STD testing therefore ensures that one remains healthy while keeping a sexually active and fulfilling lifestyle, and that prompt medical intervention may be taken should the need arises. When you go for a STD test, your doctor will assess you based on your medical history and sexual activity. STD testing, especially in Singapore, is no longer a taboo or awkward topic. It is a common and recommended check up, carried out in discreet, professional and comfortable medical settings with friendly, open-minded doctors.