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  STD tests detect the presence of any sexually transmitted diseases including gonorrhea, genital herpes, Chlamydia and HIV. Various tests may be used to check for specific STDs, including swabbing lesions on the vaginal and rectal areas for use in cultures and blood tests. The detection of sexually transmitted diseases is essential because you need to know if you have a disease so you don’t pass it on to your sexual partners. Furthermore, many of the signs and symptoms of STDs are unnoticeable. STDs can be harmful to your reproductive system and a fetus if you’re pregnant. STDs such as HIV, leading to AIDS, can be fatal.