It’s even better to go with your partner and get tested together, so you know each other’s status.
Some STDs have specific things you can do to lower your risk.
For example, you can get the HPV vaccine to protect against the types of HPV that most commonly cause cancer.
If you are at very high risk for HIV (like if your partner has HIV), you can talk with a doctor or nurse about using Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Pr EP).
This pill can lower your risk of getting HIV if you take it every day.