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    Understanding STD Testing
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    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are very common for sexual active individuals and approximately 50% of people will contract one at some point in their lifetime. Fortunately, medical advancements have made it easier than ever to detect and treat STIs!

    How do STI tests work?

    STD tests work by detecting the presence of bacteria, viruses, or antibodies in the body that indicate the presence of an infection. The specific testing method depends on the type of STI being screened for. Some tests require a blood sample, while others may involve a urine sample or a swab from the genital area. These samples are then analyzed in a laboratory to determine if any STIs are present. It is important to note that STI tests are confidential, and your personal information is kept secure.

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    Gonorrhea
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    9-Panel STD Test
    HIV
    Gonorrhea
    Syphilis
    Chlamydia
    Trichomoniasis
    Hepatitis B
    Hepatitis C
    Herpes II
    Mycoplasma Genitalium
    Free shipping
    HSA/FSA Accepted
    Care plan + Rx
    No insurance required
    $299
    per test
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    3 Site: Chlamydia & Gonorrhea
    Gonorrhea
    Chlamydia
    Free shipping
    HSA/FSA Accepted
    Care plan + Rx
    No insurance required
    $149
    per test
    background imagebackground image
    5-Panel STD Test
    HIV
    Gonorrhea
    Syphilis
    Chlamydia
    Trichomoniasis
    Free shipping
    HSA/FSA Accepted
    Care plan + Rx
    No insurance required
    $149
    per test
    background imagebackground image
    9-Panel STD Test
    HIV
    Gonorrhea
    Syphilis
    Chlamydia
    Trichomoniasis
    Hepatitis B
    Hepatitis C
    Herpes II
    Mycoplasma Genitalium
    Free shipping
    HSA/FSA Accepted
    Care plan + Rx
    No insurance required
    $299
    per test

    Common types of STIs and their symptoms

    There are numerous types of STIs, each with its own set of symptoms and potential complications. Some of the most common STIs include:

    1. Chlamydia: This bacterial infection often presents with symptoms such as abnormal discharge, burning during urination, and pelvic pain. However, many individuals may not experience any symptoms at all.

    2. Gonorrhea: Similar to chlamydia, gonorrhea can cause discharge, pain during urination, and pelvic pain. It can also lead to more serious complications if left untreated.

    3. Syphilis: Syphilis is a bacterial infection that progresses in stages. The initial stage may cause a painless sore, while the later stages can lead to rash, fever, and organ damage if not treated promptly.

    4. Genital herpes: This viral infection causes painful sores or blisters on the genital area. Recurrent outbreaks can occur throughout a person's lifetime.

    5. HIV/AIDS: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) weakens the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to other infections. Early symptoms can include fatigue and flu like symptoms. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the advanced stage of HIV infection.

    Prevention methods

    Preventing the transmission of STIs is crucial in reducing the overall prevalence of these infections. Some effective prevention methods include:

    1. Condom use: Correct and consistent use of condoms can greatly reduce the risk of contracting or spreading STIs.

    2. Vaccinations: Vaccinations are available for certain STIs, such as hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV).

    3. Communication and education: Open and honest communication with sexual partners, along with comprehensive sex education, can help individuals make informed decisions and reduce the risk of STI transmission.

    The importance of early detection and treatment

    Early detection and treatment of STIs is needed for several reasons. Firstly, it allows for prompt medical intervention, which can prevent the progression of the infection and reduce the risk of complications. Secondly, it helps prevent the spread of the disease to others. Many STIs can be asymptomatic, meaning individuals may not even be aware that they are infected. Regular testing can help identify these infections early on, allowing for timely treatment and preventing further transmission.

    STI testing is a vital part of maintaining sexual health and preventing the spread of infections. TBD Health is working to make this easier, quicker and just a better experience. TBD Health offers at home test kits with verified results and access to treatment if needed, or in person testing at the Las Vegas or Denver Carehubs. No matter what option for tesitng works best for you, our team ensures that your experience is quick, professional and judgement free.

    Reviewed by Sarah, NP on Jan 23, 2024

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