Home STD testing is now available to diagnose STD’s without going to STD clinics. This is sometimes a more conventional way for STD testing because it saves time and also avoids stigma for the patient that goes for the diagnosis of STD. Patients are usually reluctant to go for tests because they fear being judged by other people. Home STD testing is the solution for the problems of patients who want to be tested for STD and is reliable, cost efficient and confidential.

STD’s vary and can include:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Chlamydia
  • Herpes (Herpes simplex Virus type 2)
  • Genital warts or Human Papilloma Virus infection
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Ureaplasma
  • Mycoplasma
  • Candidiasis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Non-specific Urethritis

The advantage of the Home STD test is the patient can choose whether to test the presence of most, if not all, of the STD’s or can choose what STD to check, depending on the possible exposure of the individual. Symptoms of STD’s are usually vague and often resemble each other, which makes the Full STD screening advantageous.

STD clinics offer home STD test kits that can be applied online. The home STD test kits are usually mailed to recipients where they collect urine samples and resend it back to STD clinics for testing. In this way, patients don’t have to be present for testing. Results are also reliable and quick and are sent to the recipient again. Results may also be checked online.

Home STD test kits compose of a specimen bottle for urine. These are mailed through posts from the online store or clinic. After which, the container is mailed back using prepaid postage. Results are available after 3 days or more depending on the STD to be checked.

By using the home STD kits, the privacy of the individual is protected. Private STD clinics also allow the use of false or anonymous names to protect the client. In addition, STD clinics also do not share the information to third parties, thereby ensuring confidentiality and maintaining privacy of the client.

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