Center for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of U.S. STD
cases had risen significantly, with the most notable increases being
seen in the amount of syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea cases. In
just 2017, there were 2.3 million cases of STDs made – an increase
of 200,000 from the year before.
disturbing trend is the ever-increasing number of gonorrhea cases
that are antibiotic-resistant, which is also leading to cases of
marathonorrhea. While most STDs can be cured, the majority of cases
are not diagnosed, which means people are susceptible to other health
problems such as infertility, stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies and HIV.
you’re not sure if you would test positive for an STD, it’s
important to get tested anyway. Thankfully, there’s no reason to
visit a doctor anymore for testing. You can purchase an STD kit from
MyLabBox, LetsGetChecked and STD Clean and test yourself at home.
prices of the kit depend on the number of diseases the kit can test
for. All you need to do is take a urine, blood, saliva or genital
swab sample and mail it back to the lab. It can take up to a week
before you get the test results back.
at-home STD kids are popular, it’s important to note that false
positives are also likely, as most homes are not set up like a
medical lab is, and the majority of people are not medically trained
professionals. Basically, to know for sure, a person should see an
If you’re all about privacy and want the at-home kit, be sure to find one that’s been FDA-approved and follow the instructions completely. If you test positive, be sure to let your partners know and get treatment right away.