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3. How many times should I test?

For some STD tests such as HIV, there is a “window period” in testing, during which the person may carry the infection but the infection is undetectable by the test. The length of this window period may vary depending on the individual. It is advised to have two tests 3-6 months apart. During this period of testing, it is advised to completely abstain from activities that might result in possible STD infection.