STI Test Kits
With unprotected sex on the rise in the UK, more and more people (especially young people) are contracting a variety of sexually transmitted diseases including Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and HIV.
Aiming to reduce the number of people who avoid getting tested due to embarrassment, our simple home test kits will ensure you are able to stay on top of your sexual health.
What are STI’s?
Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) are any that can be passed through unprotected sexual intercourse (vaginal, anal and oral). This includes bacterial infections (such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea) and viral infections (including Genital Herpes and HIV). While bacterial infections are easily treatable with a short course of antibiotics, viral infections are usually ones that you have for life, and simply have to manage the symptoms of.
The different types of STI’s carry a different set of symptoms but generally, you should get tested if you experience burning when urinating, any pain, soreness or redness of the genitals, or a discharge from the vagina or penis.
Why should I get tested?
Despite the obvious of identifying the infection and being able to treat symptoms, it’s also important to get tested to help stop the spread of STI’s. Because many sexually transmitted infections produce no symptoms, there are numerous people who have contracted them but don’t realise, and can pass it on to new sexual partners in the meantime.
Even those infections that don’t have signs, still need treating, as things such as Chlamydia can lead to health complications and infertility.
It’s advised for people (particularly those aged 16-24, who are the most popular demographic for STI’s) to get tested regularly to prevent the spread of infections. This should be at least once a year or after each new sexual partner.
How do I use the kits?
A lot of people avoid going to their GP or local sexual health clinic, with or without symptoms, because they may be embarrassed or find the subject of STI’s difficult to broach. UK Meds understands the delicate nature of sexual health and aim to make the process as easy and comfortable as we can. Hence why we have STI test kits that you can perform yourself, safely and quickly, in the comfort of your own home.
The Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea kits are a simple swab, used to collect a sample from the vagina or urethra, while the HIV kit is a finger-prick blood test. Both of these methods are quick, simple and easy to complete yourself, and the tests are up to 99% accurate.
Following the enclosed instructions, you will be able to identify if the test is negative or positive. A negative test means you don’t have the STI listed on the box and can continue to practise safe sex to avoid contracting any infections in the future. If the test is positive, you should seek treatment with your doctor or with the help of our online prescribers and effective medication options.
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