Most sexually transmitted diseases do not show symptoms, making it possible to be infected with an STD and not know it. Did you know that if you have one STD, you may have multiple STDs? We are the only online STD testing service that offers an inclusive 10 Test STD Panel that tests for all the most common bacterial and viral STDs—including HIV type 1 & type 2 antibody/antigen (4th gen), herpes type 1 & type 2, hepatitis A, hepatitis B & hepatitis C, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. Comprehensive testing gives you peace of mind. Get our full 10 Test Panel package today and learn your STD status!
Our HIV RNA Early Detection test is the only FDA-approved test that detects the virus directly by screening for its RNA genetic material in your bloodstream, as such this HIV test is able to deliver conclusive results as soon as 9 to 11 days after potential HIV exposure.
Our labs conduct chlamydia test using a urine sample. When you arrive at the testing center you will only need to provide a urine sample. There is no swabbing or undressing necessary.
Please abstain from urinating for at least an hour prior to taking your chlamydia test. Otherwise, no other preparation is required.
If you are concerned about a possible chlamydia infection, the ideal time to get tested is a minimum of 1-5 days after exposure. In other words, wait at least 24 hours after possible exposure before you take the test. Individuals who have been treated for chlamydia should test again 21 to 28 days after treatment to ensure that the bacterium has cleared.
If your results are negative, then no signs of chlamydia are present in your system. A positive result means chlamydia was found. It is possible to test too early after being exposed to chlamydia infection. Our doctors recommend waiting 1-5 days for reliable results.
Yes, chlamydia is curable and can be treated with antibiotics. If necessary, our doctors will provide consultation over the phone and, at their discretion, can prescribe antibiotics to be picked up at a nearby pharmacy.
Men and women alike are susceptible to contracting chlamydia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are nearly 3 million new chlamydia infections annually in the United States. Two of the main reasons for this trend is that chlamydia comes with no symptoms and it spreads easily. Therefore, the best way to ensure your sexual health is to get tested. In particular, the CDC recommends chlamydia testing for all sexually active women 25 years old or younger. You should also consider chlamydia testing if you have had unprotected sex with a partner whose STD status you do not know or are uncertain about.
Our NAA gonorrhea test is a urine test. When you arrive at the testing center, the lab technician will collect a small sample for testing.
Do not urinate at least one hour prior to arriving at the testing center. No other preparation is needed.
Everyone's body reacts differently to the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, so there is no exact incubation time. It is recommended to wait at least 2 to 6 days after exposure to the disease before testing. This allows the bacteria to fully develop for easier, more accurate detection. If you are treated for gonorrhea, re-testing is recommended two weeks after completion to confirm that you are cured.
If your results are negative, there were no signs of a gonorrhea infection. If your results are positive, the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria was found in your urine. It is possible to test too early after being exposed to the infection. Testing is recommended at least 2 to 6 days after exposure to ensure accurate results.
Gonorrhea is curable and can be treated with antibiotics. If you test positive, our doctors are available for a free phone consultation to answer any questions you might have about your test results and available treatments. They can also prescribe medications to treat the gonorrhea infection at their discretion.
If you are sexually active, you are at risk of contracting gonorrhea. Untreated gonorrhea can cause permanent and serious health problems. Symptoms often include discharge, burning during urination, unusual sores, or rashes in the genital area. If you experience these symptoms you and your partner should get tested as soon as possible.
Our hepatitis A test is a blood test. When you visit one of our testing centers, a lab technician will draw a small sample of blood.
No fasting or any other preparation is necessary before visiting the testing center.
Our doctors recommend waiting at least 2-7 weeks to get tested because the hepatitis A virus (HAV) has an average incubation period of about 28 days. While HAV infection usually does not result in chronic liver disease or infection, it can prove fatal in rare cases (0.5%). In addition, 10%-15% of HAV patients may have a relapse of symptoms during the 6 months after treatment.
HAV is commonly acquired via fecal to mouth contact (i.e., eating food or drinking water contaminated with feces). The virus can also be contracted through anal-oral contact during sex.
Your hepatitis A test result will say positive or negative. If your result is negative, there is no sign of hepatitis A. If positive, hepatitis A antibodies were found.
There is no cure for the hepatitis A virus. If you have contracted the virus, doctors will monitor your liver functions to ensure you are healing properly. To protect yourself against HAV, be sure to practice good personal hygiene and get a vaccination if you are at risk for infection. Hepatitis A vaccinations are recommended for all children one year and older, for persons who are at risk for hepatitis A-related complications, and for people who wish to obtain immunity from the virus.
Anyone can get hepatitis A in the United States, as there are no specific risk factors associated with the virus. However, among the groups who are most susceptible to contracting hepatitis A are men who have had sexual contact with other men, people who engage in oral to anal sex, illegal drug users, and international travelers who acquire the virus in countries where HAV is prevalent.
Our hepatitis B test is a blood test. Our laboratory technicians will draw a small sample during your visit to the test center.
Hepatitis B tests do not require any kind of preparation. No fasting is necessary.
Although it is possible to detect hepatitis B as early as 3 weeks after infection, our doctors recommend waiting at least 6 weeks to test for accurate results. Because hepatitis B does not often show symptoms, most people are unaware that they have the infection. When symptoms do appear, they do so from 6 weeks to 6 months after initial infection. Half of adults infected with hepatitis B do not show symptoms, while the rest may experience extreme tiredness, tenderness and pain in the lower abdomen, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, pain in the joints, headache, fever and hives. Consider getting tested if you have most of these symptoms or have had contact with someone who has chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection.
If your result is negative, it means there is no sign of hepatitis B in your blood. If positive, hepatitis B was found and our doctors are available to speak with you to discuss your test results or answer any questions you may have about your test.
While there is no cure for hepatitis B, most (about 90%) of adults with an acute HBV infection will clear the virus from their systems without the need for medication. If you have tested positive for hepatitis B for longer than six months, you have a chronic infection and should make an appointment with a local physician. Once the status of your infection has been determined, you can begin treatment to slow the progression of the virus and prevent extensive damage to your liver. Most people with a chronic hepatitis B still live long, healthy lives.
Hepatitis B is a highly contagious disease that affects both men and women. Testing for the disease is recommended for those who are at risk of coming in contact with the virus. This includes anyone who has used or shared needles during intravenous drug use, had unprotected sex or lives with an infected partner. Consider hepatitis B testing as part of routine STD screening, especially if you have had unprotected sex with someone whose STD status you do not know or are concerned about.
Hepatitis C is a contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States with about 3.2 million people testing positive. Hepatitis C is spread through contact with contaminated blood during intravenous drug use sharing of needles) or in healthcare settings by health professionals. HCV is rarely spread through sexual intercourse. It is possible to have Hepatitis C and not know it because early stages of the infection could be asymptomatic (no symptoms) or show mild fever . It takes 8-9 weeks for HCV antibodies to develop in the body.
Our FDA-approved Hepatitis C Antibody Test is a blood test. As the industry "gold standard" for hepatitis C tests, it searches for antibodies released by the body to fight the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Our doctors recommend this hepatitis C antibody blood test for routine HCV screenings for acute (new) and chronic (long-term) infections.
Hepatitis C is transmitted through contact with contaminated blood mostly through intravenous drug use or exposure in healthcare settings. It is sometimes spread through oral, anal or vaginal sex as well as blood transfusions and organ transplants.
Hepatitis C antibody tests can detect the presence of HCV 8-9 weeks after exposure. Our doctors recommend giving your body enough time to develop antibodies to the hepatitis C virus before taking the test to eliminate any chances of false positive results.
You do not need to do anything or fast to prepare for the hepatitis C test. Our testing center needs only a small amount of blood.
See our Hepatitis C Testing Information.
Herpes 1 (Oral Herpes), also called herpes labialis, is an infection of the lips, mouth, or gums caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1). It causes small,painful blisters commonly called cold sores or fever blisters. Herpes 1 commonly infects most people before the age of 20. Majority of infected adults have minimal or no symptoms from herpes 1.
STDcheck.com testing centers use a small blood sample to test for herpes 1. Our doctors use the type-specific herpes blood test recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This test differentiates between type 1 herpes (HSV-1) and type 2 herpes (HSV-2). Our test looks for antibodies to the HSV-1 virus in the blood.
Herpes 1 virus (HSV type 1 virus) is transmitted through kissing or close contact with an infected person. You can also acquire herpes 1 by touching or coming in contact with infected objects such as razors, towels, dishes, and other personal items.
Our doctors recommend testing for herpes 1 virus 4-6 weeks after exposure. Herpes 1 antibodies can take from 2 weeks to 6 months to develop. Though herpes 1 is not a life threatening disease, our physicians recommend regular testing to avoid blindness that could result when herpes 1 infection moves from the mouth to the eye.
No preparation or fasting is needed for herpes type 1 test.
See our Herpes 1 Testing Information.
Herpes 2 (Genital Herpes) is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Herpes 2 can be caused by Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) or Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) but most genital herpes are caused by HSV-2. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 776,000 Americans are infected with the herpes 2 virus annually. 16.2% or 1 in 6 individuals aged 14-49 years have genital herpes infections making it one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the country.
STDcheck.com uses the CDC recommended and FDA-approved type specific herpes 2 blood test. When you arrive at our testing center, our technicians will draw a small amount of blood and you are done. Our herpes 2 test can differentiate between herpes 1 and herpes 2 and looks for antibodies to the herpes 2 in the blood.
Herpes 2 virus is transmitted through sexual intercourse. Having oral, vaginal or anal sex with someone infected with the herpes virus exposes you to the infection. Most people infected with herpes 2 do not show symptoms or experience very mild symptoms that are usually confused for other skin conditions. Transmission can occur even when no symptoms are visible.
Although it is possible to test for herpes 2 virus three weeks after exposure, our doctors recommend testing 4-6 weeks after exposure to allow antibodies to develop in your system.
There is nothing for you to do to prepare for the herpes 2 test. No fasting is required. Our testing center just needs a small sample of blood for herpes 2 test.
See our Herpes 2 Testing Information.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV targets and destroys specific cells of the immune system called CD4 cells or T cells, making it hard for the body to fight common diseases. Unlike some other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), it is impossible to get rid of HIV. Once you have HIV infection, you have the disease for life. Doctors cannot cure the infection but antiretroviral therapies are available to control the disease. With proper medical care, someone diagnosed with HIV can live a normal life.
At STDcheck.com, we test for HIV using the FDA-approved HIV 4th Generation Duo Antigen/Antibody test which looks for the presence of HIV directly in the blood, and is conclusive in 9-11 days. We are the only online STD testing service that offers this HIV RNA test.
HIV is transmitted mainly through sexual intercourse. The virus is spread through blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum) and rectal fluids. It can also be transmitted from mother to infant through breast milk. Having unprotected sex with someone who has HIV exposes you to the disease. HIV infection risk is highest among those that engage in anal sex followed by vaginal sex and intravenous drug users who share needles with others.
It depends on whether you are taking the HIV Antibody test with Western Blot confirmation or the HIV RNA test. Wait at least 25 days to 2 months for HIV antibodies to develop in the blood before taking the HIV Antibody Test. If you want to take the HIV RNA test, wait 9-11 days before taking the test. Our FDA-approved HIV RNA test results are conclusive in 9-11 days after possible exposure.
You do not need to do anything or fast to prepare for our FDA-approved HIV antibody test with Western Blot exam or HIV RNA test.
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Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the Treponema pallidum bacterium. Syphilis can cause long-term complications and even death if not treated properly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports about 56,000 new syphilis infections annually in the United States, of which 13,970 are primary and secondary (P&S) infections . Syphilis symptoms can look like many other diseases and the infection progresses in stages if not treated early. The first stage of syphilis is known as chancre which occurs on the genitals, vagina, anus or in the rectum. This chancre appears where the syphilis virus entered the body. Without treatment the person progresses to the second stage which begins with skin rashes and mucous membrane lesions or sores that are usually found in the mouth, vagina or anus. During the last and most dangerous latent stage, syphilis becomes asymptomatic (shows no symptoms) if the infected person does not receive treatment. This period lasts for years and could result in serious organ damage and even death.
STDcheck.com tests for syphilis using the FDA-approved Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) test. This RPR test looks for antibodies developed by the body to combat the syphilis virus. A confirmatory test is performed if the initial test comes back positive.
Syphilis is transmitted through direct contact with a syphilis sore which can be a chancre or a lesion on the body of an infected person. Chancres are usually present on external genitals, vagina, anus, or in the rectum of an infected person. They can also be found inside the mouth or on the lips. The easiest way to contract syphilis is by having unprotected vaginal, anal, and oral sex with an infected person. It can be transmitted by an infected mother to her baby during pregnancy.
Our doctors recommend syphilis testing 3 - 6 weeks after possible exposure.
No preparation or fasting is necessary to take the syphilis RPR test through STDcheck.com.
See our Syphilis Testing information.
The best time to test for sexually transmitted diseases is now. The best way to test is with our comprehensive 10-Test Panel that checks for all of the most common STDs.
Most STDs are "silent" and do not show symptoms. You can have an STD and unknowingly transmit it to others. If you suspect you have contracted an STD through unprotected sexual contact, sharing drug injection equipment, or by coming in contact with infected blood, it is important that you get tested as soon as possible to avoid any health complications.
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