Are you practicing safe sex? With awareness and concerns surrounding possible infections increasing all the time, we’d certainly hope so. However, it’s only natural that anybody in a committed relationship may want to stop using protection.
If this applies to you, consider purchasing a home STI test from TESTD™ – this will provide you with all the peace of mind that comes with a clean bill of sexual health, and none of the embarrassment of attending a specialist clinic and risking being spotted by a friend or family member.
It’s not just established relationships that benefit from home STI testing, either – anybody that is looking to change partners owes it to themselves and others to ensure that they are not carrying any untoward infections that can be passed on. Not all STIs come with physical symptoms that can be spotted by a layperson – or even a healthcare professional, as they sometimes mirror those of a more benevolent condition.
If you do have any potential symptoms that may relate to an STI, TESTD™ are on hand to assist. If you point your web browser at the official website, you will be invited to answer some questions about your sexual history and activity – all of which will be done anonymously and without the need to consult a GP or GUM clinic specialist in person. Based upon the answers provided, TESTD™ will recommend your next course of action – and wherever applicable, recommend a home STI test that will be delivered in subtle packaging and provide prompt, reliable results via our partner lab.
Of course, you may be familiar with the symptoms that you are exhibiting, or simply concerned about a particular infection. In these instances, you can head straight to the TESTD™ online shop, where you’ll be able to choose from a vast array of extremely competitively priced home STI tests. These include targeted investigations into such common complaints as chlamydia, gonorrhoea or hepatitis, or even HIV. Full instructions that are very simple to follow will be included in these subtle, unmarked tests, as will a return envelope. It couldn’t be any simpler to confirm your sexual safety, and sleep easier at night in the knowledge that you are not placing yourself or your partner in any danger. The home STI tests available from TESTD™ vary from the individual conditions discussed above to combinations and groupings for particular types of sexual activity. Titles such as ‘The Full Monty’ and ‘End the Worry’ are fully comprehensive and will cover everything that anybody may wish to know, while individuals considered to be at higher risk such as ‘Men Who Have Sex With Men’ also have a dedicated screening package.
Once your home STI test arrives – which, remember, will be indistinguishable from any other package that comes to your door, so you don’t need to worry about a nosy postman gossiping about your business – you’ll find details of everything you need to do to fulfil your screening. In some cases this is a urine sample, in others you’ll be asked to submit a DNA swab taken from your cheek, or in the event of a blood test request, you’ll just need to prick your finger with a needle and apply the sample to a cotton pad. The fuller screenings may require all three of these samples. Once your home STI test is ready to return, just pop it into the provided padded envelope and wait for the results as they are assessed by a healthcare professional at the TESTD™ dedicated laboratory.
Results will be delivered as an SMS message, which will provide further information. If everything comes back negative, no further action is needed – just enjoy a worry-free sex life until you next require or want the services of a home STI test. Even if you are greeted by a message that tells you to contact the lab, don’t panic – this might be a case of your sample being contaminated or damaged in transit, and a replacement is required. If you will require further medical attention, this will be relayed to you – and in many cases a course of antibiotics from your GP will resolve any problems unearthed by your home STI test.
Sexual health is something that deserves to be taken seriously, and as we now live in the digital age there is no reason to avoid undertaking a regular home STI test, Pick yours up now, and take the worry out of your sex life.