[quote=“Jive Turkey”]Just what is it that you want her to be tested for? If you just want to know that she is generally healthy, then I say just take her word for it. General physicals are a complete waste of time and money for most people and it’s not like your SO is old enough to be at risk for any kind of diseases.
However, Hep B is much more common in Taiwan than it is in the West. From what you’ve described before, your SO is young enough so that she should have been jabbed for this, but most people require boosters every 5 or 6 years. Even if you have already gotten the Hep B jab, it is understandable that you might worry about getting it from her. It still happens in Taiwan.
Aside from STDs, Hep B is probably the only legitimate fear you should have. Asking her to do a Hep B blood test shouldn’t be too offensive. She should know that it’s a problem in Taiwan; just remind her that she probably needs a booster. When they do the booster, they should check her vaccination history or blood or both. However, unless you’ve been a prude with her or you’ve already gotten at least two Hep B jabs, she’ll have given you Hep B already if she has it.
For STDs, I’m afraid there’s no polite way to ask. And for other stuff, don’t worry about it. General physicals are a complete waste of time and money unless she is already showing symptoms of something or has high risk factors for heart disease, etc.[/quote]
Thanks Jive. I appreciate your sincere thoughts. I think the Hep B test is a great idea. She is anemic and thus more susceptible to illnesses. Thanks for the help!