When did std testing start?

It was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that the importance of tracing the sexual partners of a person infected with an STI was recognized. Soon, sexual health clinics were established to identify and treat people with sexually transmitted diseases and their partners, in order to prevent their spread among the general population. Since most STI tests use antibodies (not symptoms) as a marker of disease status, having symptoms is not necessarily a reliable marker of infection. It is also assumed that known effective STI prevention interventions, including detection, partner notification, early diagnosis and treatment, and behavioral interventions, have influenced temporal trends in the incidence and prevalence of STDs.

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