22 Mar The benefits of taking an STI test at home
If you suspect you may have a sexually transmitted infection, you might be feeling a bit embarrassed about visiting your family doctor. Many people do. However, there is now an alternative. To get tested at home.
For those looking to keep on top of their sexual health, it’s important to remember that many STIs have no clear symptoms. Therefore, it is advised to get tested every six months or at least annually if you are sexually active. Three of the main benefits of taking a test at home are below:
Taking a test at home means you can do so in private. This is an ideal option for those who feel uncomfortable talking about such things with their doctor. For more information about generic or specific sti’s like Chlamydia Testing kits Bexley, visit Bexley Sexual Health Clinic or others in your local area.
This type of test can bring peace of mind, whilst also giving you fast results if you need to seek treatment following a positive result. On returning the test in the post, most results will be returned by the lab within 1-2 days. For those who are pregnant, a faster response and delivery can be requested in many cases.
You can feel confident in the knowledge that the test results will be accurate. If you receive a positive result, most common STIs can be successfully treated with antibiotics.
Feel in charge of your health
Whether you enjoy the relief of getting all clear or need to seek treatment, you know you’ve done the right and responsible thing and, on the path, to taking control of your health and that of your partner.