Anyone between 15 and 65 years old should be tested at least once.
Anyone who has had vaginal or anal sex without a condom, injected drugs (including hormones, silicone), or has been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, should get tested each year, regardless of age.
All pregnant women should be tested, including if you are in labor but were not tested during pregnancy and aren’t sure of your status.
Anyone who has ever used injection or intranasal drugs, was ever incarcerated, has HIV, is on long-term hemodialysis or received blood products before 1992.
Anyone born between 1945 and 1965, should be tested once.
Anyone who has ever used injection drugs, has HIV, has sex with someone with known hepatitis B, or men who have sex with men.
All pregnant women should be screened at their first prenatal appointment.
Women aged 24 years and younger, who are sexually active, should be tested.
Older women at greater risk for infection should be tested.
Women between 21 and 30 years old should received a Pap smear every 3 years.
Women between 30 and 65 years old can either receive a Pap smear every 3 years or a Pap smear and HPV test every 5 years.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening, done with a blood test is not routinely recommended. Speak to your healthcare provided if you are interested in this test.
Adults between 50 and 75 years old should be tested.
The following tests can be done:
Colonoscopy (every 10 years after age 50)
Sigmoidoscopy (every 5 years)
Fecal occult blood testing (every year)
Routine screening in adults above 76 years old is not recommended, unless you are between 76 and 85 years old, and there are reasons specific to you that may support that getting screened is a good idea.
If you have a history of colon cancer in your family, please speak to your doctor. You may need to be tested before the age of 50.
Adults between the ages of 55 and 80 who have a 30-pack year history of spoking and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years should have an annual screening CT scan. This can be stopped once a person has not smoked for 15 years.
Women between 50 and 74 years old should receive a mammogram every other year.
If someone in your family has a history of breast cancer, see your doctor. You may need screening at an earlier age.