Things To Know About An STI Home Test Kit

STI Home Test Kit

An STI home test kit is something that you should definitely consider if you suspect that you have a sexually transmitted disease but are afraid to visit a clinic for checkup. Who doesn’t despise that particularly awkward conversation with their doctor about STDs? And who doesn’t want to skip the waiting room and long line at the lab?

With a home test kit, you can check yourself from the privacy of your own home. The kits can cost anywhere from around £80 to £400, depending on the number of diseases that you will test for.

When you open an STI home test kit, you will see everything you need packed neatly into a box about the size of your palm. Following the steps outlined in pictures on the instruction sheet, the entire procedure will take less than 15 minutes.

A basic package or test kit can have for tests for diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV and trichomoniasis. Once you have done the tests, you will need to take them to lab near you, or you can ship them using a prepaid envelope. A few days later, you will receive an email confirming whether your results are positive or negative. If any of the tests come back positive, you will be connected with a physician for a free telemedicine consultation.

Health officials think home testing of sexually transmitted diseases has the potential to curb accelerating transmission rates. With high rates of STDs being reported in the UK every year these days (which are contracted through sexual contact), it is imperative that you get tested a number of times every year to be sure that you are safe. Patient surveys have demonstrated that a lot of people do not always feel comfortable talking to their regular medical provider about their risk for STD or interest in STD testing, hence the importance of an STI home test kit.

For more information on an STI home test kit, visit our website at https://www.harleymedic.co.uk/

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