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How long does it take to get STI test results? I was just tested yesterday and am waiting to hear back.

Great to hear you got tested for sexually transmitted infections, now to await the results.

Depending on the type of test(s) and where you got it done, it generally takes up to 2-3 weeks for results to get back to the testing clinician from the lab. (Sometimes it’s a little quicker, sometimes it needs a little more time.) Feel free to ask the clinician what they expect in terms of wait time when you’re in the testing appointment, and also how they will follow up with you about the results.

When it comes to STI status, sometimes we need to self-manage our feelings or anxiety while waiting. has some helpful tips on how to take care of your mental health while you wait to find out your results.