Online STD Testing Near You
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STD Testing - Overview
Get STD testing near you. Through Push Health, you can request STD testing online and get tested at a lab location near you. STDs, also known as sexually transmitted diseases and sexually transmitted infections, are typically tested for in the setting of concerning symptoms or for general screening purposes.
STIs - An Overview
While a number of different types of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) exist, some are more common than others. Specifically, chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes (HSV), and syphilis (RPR) are most consistently tested for in STD screening protocols. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are typically treatable with medications. On the other hand, HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and herpes can lead to chronic carrier states which have limited to no types of treatment available (although research is underway to change that).
STD Testing Online
How does online STD testing near you work? In the past, to get STI testing, one would need to make an appointment at an urgent care or with one's medical provider - a process which can take weeks. Today, our technology enables online STD ordering in affiliation with doctors and medical providers using Push Health and STD testing at FDA-approved labs like Quest Diagnostics throughout most of the United States. Simply place a request for STI lab testing through Push Health and get tested at a lab near you. Once your STD testing results are available, you will be able to access them securely through your Push Health account.
Online STD Testing vs. Home STD Test
With new home STD test kits on the market, it is fair to wonder whether home STD test kits are accurate. When consider standard medical STD tests versus home STD test kits, one should ask a few important questions:
- Is the home STD test kit approved by the FDA?
- Does the home STD test utilize an approved laboratory method for processing?
- Is a medical provider available for questions / treatment if necessary?
STDs - Symptoms & Treatment
An STD (sexually transmitted disease) is a type of infection that is spread through oral, vaginal or anal sexual activity. Some people who have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) have no symptoms while others will have symptoms such as abnormal genital discharge, pelvic pain, and ulcers. STIs can be transmitted to sexual partners and to an infant from an infected mother during childbirth. An STD infection can also cause long-term problems such as infertility. Some types of sexually transmitted diseases can be treated with medication while others currently have no treatment available.
STD Testing - Online
In most states, one cannot just get an STD testing without a prescription from a licensed medical provider. Fortunately, Push Health can connect people interested in getting STD testing with a licensed medical provider who can order the STD testing and provide help with interpreting the STD test results when necessary.
Last updated May 4, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.