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Frequently Asked Questions - STI screening

FAQ — 18 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions - STI screening

Operation and journey of the STI screening without a prescription or symptoms

What does your STI screening service consist of?

Who can access your STI screening service without a prescription?

Why do you take only asymptomatic patients?

What happens if I have symptoms?

If I have no symptoms, but have had sexual contact that puts me at risk for an STI, can I take advantage of your STI screening service without a prescription?

After completing the risk factor assessment questionnaire, will I receive a prescription?

If there is no medical order from a doctor, who will be the health care professional to care for me?

How much does it cost to be screened for STIs?

Will my insurance reimburse me?

When can I have my results?

Is this service confidential?

How do I make an appointment for your STI screening service without a prescription?

Types of sampling and testing for STIs

What STIs can be tested without a prescription?

How do I know which STI I should be tested for?

Do I have to take the tests that are recommended to me?

Can I request screening for STI that have not been recommended to me?

Are there any STIs that you do not screen for?

Do you screen for genital herpes?

What types of sampling do you perform for STI screening?

Who decides what type of sampling is done?

Can I be tested if I have my period?

What is a window period?

Transmission and results of STI tests

How will I receive my results?

When can I have my results?

If I receive a negative result, does that mean I don't have to worry about developing an STI?

What happens if my test result is positive?

Does Biron offer medical management after a positive test result?

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