1. Always get tested for STDs before you go into a relationship with a new partner
If you are planning to have a relationship with a new person, Cox recommends that you get a “statutory disease test” in advance. This is a way to keep yourself and your partner safe from possible dangers. In some cases, there are no clear symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases. Most people do not have to be tested if they have no symptoms. “If you don’t have clear evidence, don’t believe what the other person says,” Cox said.
She advised me not to believe if a partner says he has recently been tested but does not show evidence. Even if you have been tested, you may have had another relationship with another partner before meeting you. Cox always stressed the use of condoms in relationships.