You can find home STD testing kits easily online, or in some neighborhood drug stores. Prices vary, so there’ll be one to fit your budget. However, accuracy can vary too, particularly with several brands to choose from. It’s important to do your research first and a good idea to ask a healthcare professional for their top recommendation.
The test can be performed in the comfort of your own home , meaning no queues or crowded waiting rooms, and complete privacy. Most at home kits require a urine sample or swab, or a small drop of blood if you are testing yourself for HIV. Everything you need to perform the test will be included in the kit, along with the packaging to return it to the designated lab.
Depending on the manufacturer you will be notified of your test results via mail, email, or a phone call, usually within 3-5 business days . If you test positive for an STD, an effective treatment may be suggested, and you will need to make an appointment with a licensed healthcare professional.