Diagnosing an STD can become cumbersome and embarrassing for most people. It is in this regard that STD cases increase continuously because of the low percentage of patients subjecting themselves to testing. According to statistics, diagnosed cases of STDs may only be less than ten percent of the total cases all over the world. When people do not know that they are infected, the tendency is that they are able to spread the disease unknowingly. Patients who fear that they are infected want to check the presence of the disease privately because of fear of embarrassment and social stigma.

Private STD testing is now available online and in some private STD clinics. Anonymous STD testing involves the application of the patient online in order to register. The home STD testing kit is then sent to the patient for the collection of the specimen. After which, the specimen (usually urine or blood samples from finger stick) is sent back to the private STD clinic for laboratory exams. The result is usually available online privately or can be sent to the patient.

Home testing kits that are sent to patients contain the specimen bottle or other kits needed. Instructions are fully explained on the kit in order for the patient to properly collect the specimen.

Anonymous STD tests ensure confidentiality of results in such that the results are not shared with anyone except the patient and the private tester. Private STD clinics also allow the person to use anonymous or false names in order to protect privacy. STD testing is often fast and reliable.

Private STD testing is more conventional and frees the patient time in going to STD clinics to get checked. STD testing is available specifically for a particular STD or as a full STD screen. Full STD tests are able to detect several types of STD such as:

  • Gonorrhoea
  • Syphilis
  • Chlamydia
  • Herpes (Herpes Simplex Virus type 2)
  • Genital Warts or Human Papillomavirus infection
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Ureaplasma
  • Mycoplasma
  • Candidiasis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Non-specific Urethritis

If you’re worried that you may have an STD please contact Better2Know on the number above to book an appointment for a confidential STD test today.

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