Facts you must know about STDs!!

Infected without symptoms

If you do not have any STD symptoms whatsoever, it does NOT mean that you and your sex partner are free of them! As many as 80% of individuals infected with STDs are never aware of being infected in the first place.

Infected with negative test

Each bacterial or viral infection has a time lapse between first exposure/infection and first sign and symptoms of the disease; this is called the “incubation period”. As mentioned above, one can be infected with no symptoms or presentation of the disease up to six months after exposure to an infected person.

Since some infections might be in the dormant stage and not caught with testing, it is recommended to see Dr. Shafa to be evaluated and educated about whether STDs need to be retested and in what time period.

Why home or “box” STD testing are of low value

Avoid costly and unnecessary testing

An accurate STD diagnosis definitely involves a thorough history inquiry and an exam. Afterward, an appropriate test will be ordered, if such a test exists.

No lab testing exists for some STDs

Certain STDs such as “genital warts” or “molluscum contagiosum” can only be diagnosed through an exam, as no laboratory tests for these infections exist.

Tests unrelated to STDs

There are some blood tests for diseases that are included in-home testing, but those are not part of the STD panel.

Waste of time and money with “false negative” tests

There are some STDs that will not be positive in the time period that you are testing, so it is waste of your time and money.

Avoid low accuracy tools for testing

Advanced technology laboratories is more accurate than a home stick dipped in urine or body fluid.

Correct sample of the specimen counts

Obtaining the correct sample from lesions, body fluid, or fresh blood and urine is essential to an accurate STD diagnosis. For example, the best test for trichomonas is an immediate evaluation of the specimen under microscope.

STDs are not taboo for a doctor

Self-testing kits say Avoid “Awkwards doctor’s appointments!!??” Doctors deal with people, bodies, and illnesses all their life. Why should one feel awkward and jeopardize his or her health?

When should I get an STD test?

After you get out of a long-term relationship – because up to 80% of STD infections are asymptomatic.

Screenshot from My Box STD testing

When Should I Get a Full STD Panel Test?

For anyone who dances the horizontal shuffle, a regular full STD panel test is a must. STD testing used to be awkward, costly, and inconvenient, but with the rise of home testing from myLAB Box, now it’s a breeze. Here are a few situations where a full panel test is non-negotiable:

New to the game

Maybe you just got out of a long term relationship and you want a clean, confident start in the dating world. Up to 80% of STD infections are asymptomatic* so even if you experience no signs of trouble, a quick test will start this new chapter of life on the right foot.

Safe and sexy

This isn’t your first rodeo. You’re a sexual being and you let your libido loose, but you’re not foolish. You may have been hooking up with a few lucky people, but you want to make sure you’re leaving lovers with good memories, not infections.

Respect yourself and your partner. Make sure you’re healthy by regularly testing for all possibilities. Some STDs’ incubation times are as long as three months*–so for multiple partners, periodic testing for multiple infections is essential.

Looking for answers

Got a rash, some itch, or a weird drip? A complete STD test will check for all potential STD culprits and ensure a quick, accurate diagnosis and treatment. You can skip the stress of online research and the awkward doctor’s appointment. Get answers fast, then get on with your life.

There’s really no time where a multi panel STD test would be the wrong choice. If you haven’t been tested in a while, have had unprotected sex or multiple partners, or if you’re showing STD symptoms, a multi panel test is a must.

Don’t go to the lab, have the lab come to you! Screen for high risk STDs from the comfort of your home. Mail in a swab, small urine sample or a drop of blood using our collection kits for certified lab results in a matter of days. As easy as 1-2-3. No awkward conversations, no hassle. Two levels available.

Kits included

Home STD Test 1 (ONE) Each – Mail-in lab kits for chlamydia, gonorrhea, Trich, and HIV.

OUR #1 PRODUCT: WHY THESE TESTS?

For anyone who dances the horizontal shuffle, a regular full STD panel test is a must. STD testing used to be awkward, costly, and inconvenient, but with the rise of home testing from myLAB Box, now it’s a breeze. Here are a few situations where a full panel test is non-negotiable:

myLAB Box targets the most prevalent infections in the U.S. today.

The 4 tests, part of our Safe Box program, address 71% of the infections occurring in the U.S. excluding the country’s leader, HPV. Factoid: Out of all new STI cases every year, Chlamydia is the 2nd, Trich is the 3rd, and Gonorrhea is the 4th most common in the U.S. All are curable when detected early.

Please Note

Trich testing is very accurate for women. Men can be carriers and asymptomatic, and none the less, can infect their partners. Trich testing is slightly less accurate in men than women, and as a result, men may have more false positive and false negative test results than women. For most comprehensive results, we recommend including trich in your regular testing options.