The number of people in the U.S. diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease has been rising rapidly. For instance, there was a 76 percent increase in syphilis with another 67 percent in gonorrhea and 22 percent in chlamydia.
are not just a national threat to human life but a global one.
primary way to treat these diseases successful is to get diagnosed
early on. And, the only way that can happen is to be tested for it.
The problem is that people don’t like going to the doctor or clinic
and getting tested, which is why there has been an increase in the
number of STD at-home testing kits.
course, this leads one to wonder if at-home STD testing kits are
reliable as the tests done in the clinics.
you went to the doctor for an STD test, you would be given an exam
and asked instructive but pertinent questions about partners you’ve
had and your sexual history. You would have to wait for the results
to come in, worrying for days until the results came back.
an at-home testing kit, you can collect samples on your own – be it
urine, blood or other fluids – and learn if you have an STD. These
samples are sent to a certified lab, and you learn about the results
within a week through the Internet. Everything stays confidential,
and you don’t talk to about the results to anyone during the
Anybody who uses these tests are raving about the confidentiality including sex workers, small-town residents, LGBTQIA community members and sexually-active teenagers.
one’s privacy, the test is convenient – taking minutes to order.
Once the kit arrives, you provide a sample and send the kit back.
This is a huge relief to those who don’t have time to sit in a
Many health experts say at-home STD testing is very reliable with outstanding accuracy rates compared to the tests that doctors and clinics use if a person were to get tested in person. Of course, it’s best to order an at-home testing kit from a reliable company, as there are many of them out there. You want a company that uses only FDA approved testing techniques.
Here’s what we've been up to recently.
The Australian Government Department of Health recently reported two “super gonorrhea” cases, where the STD strain is resistant to all forms of antibiotics. The news comes on the heels of the world’s first reported super gonorrhea case in the U.K. The person’s infection appears to be resistant to any treatment currently used.