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GETSTDTESTED.COM TO MEET OVERWHELMING FEMALE DEMAND FOR AT-HOME STD TESTING

getSTDtested.com, an online resource for STD testing and treatment, now has kits available for women to test for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis from home. The confidential, at-home STD test kit allows women to collect a vaginal sample quickly and painlessly, mail the sample to getSTDtested.com’s accredited labs for analysis, and obtain the results over a secure online portal within 5 days. The labs used for analysis are the same labs used by doctors and hospitals nationwide. According to an NIH-funded study in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 75.7% of women preferred at-home STD testing methods compared to visiting a physician’s office or clinic.
"Our study demonstrates that home-based screening for STDs using self-obtained vaginal swabs is acceptable to the majority of women and results in improved screening rates," wrote the study’s authors. "Women who chose to be screened at home were nearly twice as likely to complete screening as women who intended to screen at a clinic."
Chlamydia is just one STD affecting more women than men in the United States (U.S.). The CDC reported 1,244,180 chlamydial cases in the U.S. in 2009, but that number is seen as underreported as many people are unaware of infection. In fact, according to the CDC, over 19 million people contract an STD each year, but only half are ever aware of infection. Regular at-home STD testing is just one way that women—and men—can increase awareness and get proper treatment.
Currently, the CDC recommends that women 25 and under receive an annual screening for certain STDs, yet only a fraction of at-risk women in the United States actually do so.
New, at home STD testing now offers women a more private alternative to take charge of their sexual health. One simple vaginal swab kit tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis. After painlessly collecting the sample, it’s mailed via postage-paid envelope to the same labs used by doctors and hospitals nationwide for analysis. STD test results are available within 1-5 days after sample receipt via secure, online portal or over the phone. If positive, getSTDtested’s on-staff physician network is available to answer questions and prescribe treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis.
GetSTDTested.com also has kits available for men to test for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis, in addition to at-home HIV tests for both men and women.
To find out more about at home STD testing options, visit http://getstdtested.com/at-home-std-testing-package-information.

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