STD stands for sexually transmitted disease and STI stands for sexually transmitted infection. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are some common sexually transmitted diseases. Sexually active people are more prone to STD. So it is advisable to remain alert about the symptoms and understand when to visit a doctor in person.
For getting accurate tests in-office and home-to-lab tests are better than an online-only test. Online-only tests are not reliable because you have to collect your sample, unlike in-office tests where a medical expert conducts the test.
- Rectal or oral swab
How to conduct an online test at home
A test kit is available online and offline. Proper instructions are given with the kit. Read thoroughly before starting the test. Once you know how to conduct it you are all set to go for it. As per the instructions pack your samples and drop them at the nearest mailbox. You are done with the first phase of the home STD test. You don’t have to wait long for your test results. It is usually a 2-5 days work.
A test of STD covers the following diseases:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes Simplex Virus -1 and -2
More private – online mode of testing is more preferred by those who like to keep this testing affair a private one.
Testing option – you can decide which test to conduct, single or multiple
High accessibility – if you do not find a doctor or lab, the online mode will help you a lot.
Faster mode- online testing is less time taking. If it is urgent, it is better to opt for an online test.
Less embarrassing – those who feel shy to talk about their sexual life, feel more comfortable in filling online quarries.
Cheap – online mode is cheaper than vising a doctor in person. You can save your pocket too.
The test sample may go wrong – depending upon the type of symptoms you might need to select a sample that can be suggested by a medical expert only.
Mishandling of test sample – test sample may not give accurate rest it gets contaminated by heat or water.
Misinterpretation of the result – it is difficult for a layman to understand the guidelines to interpret the results.
No benefit of health insurance – online test expenses are not covered under medical insurance
While selecting the test mode one should choose the FDA-approved tests for authenticity.