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Why do people need to test for certain STIs in multiple places on their body?

Certain STIs such as gonorrhea and chlamydia tend to infect particular areas of your body, so it’s important to have each of these vulnerable places tested individually. For example, getting tested with a urine sample often isn’t enough, and won’t detect if you’ve contracted an STI via a throat or rectal infection, which can occur after oral or anal sex. By testing multiple places in the body you’ll get a comprehensive perspective on your health and how you can best protect yourself and your partners.

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