Easy STD testing in Italy

Getting tested for STD may not be on your travel plan, but it’s easy and confidential and it will give you peace of mind.

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Getting tested for STIs in Italy

Whether you think you may have been at risk, or you’ve been recommended to get an std screening, Doctors in Italy is here to help you find where to get tested for STDs. 

Although STD clinics are not common in Italy, many labs are able to run STD tests. If you need to see a doctor to diagnose or treat your STD symptoms, we will connect you with doctors near you who can assist you.

The service is available in Rome, and it is expanding to other areas throughout Italy.

How to get tested for STDs






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How much does STD testing cost?

The cost depends on which tests you end up doing, as well as on the lab’s prices. You can expect to spend between 70 euros and 450 euros for an STD testing panel. You can request to know the cost of STD testing before taking the tests, so you don’t commit to a fee that you don’t know yet.

How long does STD testing take?

Results can be ready in 2 days for some tests, while others are likely to require a week to 10 days. This depends on the lab and the type of test. Same day STD tests are not commonly available in Italy.

How will I get my results?

You can ask the lab to email you the results, once ready, so you can receive them even if you have already moved to a different area. Most labs provide results via email, but you must remember to request this when you go in for the sample collection, as you will be required to sign an authorization form. If you do not wish to use your email, you can go and collect your results in person

How soon can you get tested for an STD?

Depending on the type of risk you ran into, you may need to get tested right away, within 72 hours, or you may need to wait a few days for more reliable results. As window periods of different STIs vary, it’s best to discuss with a doctor about this, by booking a consultation in person or online. In any case it’s better to err on the side of caution and get tested sooner rather than later. You can always re-test in a few weeks time.

What do I do if I have an STD?

If you have an STD you will need to see a doctor in order to get diagnosed and treated. Sometimes further testing will be required, while in other cases the doctor will be able to diagnose your STI through an examination. In this case, book directly an appointment with a doctor. Learn how to find a doctor >

Can I use my insurance to pay?

It depends on whether your insurance policy covers diagnostic tests, and also on whether the lab accepts your insurance. If you are in Rome, you can pay with your insurance if your policy covers you and your insurance is in the list of insurance partners. For questions specific to your insurance plan, please call your insurance provider.

Where to get PEP and medications for HIV ?

PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) and ART (antiretroviral treatment) are only available through public hospitals and public centers dedicated to infectious diseases. If you are in Rome here you can find a list of places where you can receive advice about PEP 

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