Sexual Health Test
We’re all adults here but let’s face it, STD testing isn’t exactly fun and no matter how comfortable you are with talking about your sex life, testing can often feel like an invasion of privacy at the minimum. Anyone who’s sexually active should engage in regular STD testing, and we’re excited to make testing easier and more discreet than ever before.
Who should take this test?
The frequency of necessary testing really varies based on how active you are and if you’re currently outside of a monogamous relationship. The CDC recommends every 3-12 months depending on risk category, but most medical professionals would agree that a yearly STD test is the minimum responsiblefrequency and testing should be done more if — and when — you engage in unprotected sex with a new partner. Preventing the spread of STIs and STDs is everybody’s responsibility and knowing your status is a great way to do your part while also keeping yourself healthy.
Our comprehensive STD Test is taken in the privacy of your own home and covers many common sexually transmitted diseases including:
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes Type 2 (HSV Type 2)
Test samples are taken in two ways. We ask for a small blood-spot sample — taken using a finger-prick lancet — as well as a swab sample for women’s tests. The male collection kit includes a urine sample and small blood sample. The collection process is quick to do and handled personally while following the easy directions that we provide with the test kit. You’ll simply follow a few steps and return your sample to our lab for test completion.
What will my results tell me?
This test will accurately tell you whether or not you have HIV, Hepatitis C, Syphilis, HSV Type 2, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Trichomoniasis. As with all of EverlyWell’s tests, our at-home STD Test is taken in the privacy of your own home.
Once you return your test sample to our lab and your sample is processed, you’ll be notified via email that your results are ready. You will receive your results through an easy-to-understand report on our secure online platform.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
The STD test checks whether or not you test positive for a variety of sexually transmitted diseases. In the event that your test results are abnormal, a board-certified physician in your state will contact you at no additional cost to discuss your particular case and prescribe medication where applicable.
We take customer privacy very seriously and only you will have access to this information. As is the case with all STD testing — whether through EverlyWell or your doctor — some positive results require a report to state health departments by law. This is only done to track infection prevalence. If you test positive for Chlamydia, Syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis C, or Gonorrhea, EverlyWell’s physician network will report this data to your state health board for tracking.
In rare cases, testing for these conditions can be inconclusive based on when you were exposed. These results, called “indeterminate”, do not mean that your results are going to be abnormal, it just means that the testing was unable to provide a clear answer at this time. If this happens, you will also be notified with a call and advised with the next step.
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