Discreetly Test for Seven Common STDs
Discreetly Test for Seven Common STDs
STD Test - Female
Check for 7 sexually transmitted infections that could harm you if left undiagnosed, all from the privacy of home. If positive results are detected, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with our independent physician network and may receive treatment.
Measures Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis C, HIV, Syphilis, Trichomoniasis & Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2
Finger prick sample collection
Vaginal swab sample collection
Free Shipping • FSA / HSA accepted
This at-home STD test screens for 7 common sexually transmitted infections
Your test results will tell you whether or not you test positive for a variety of sexually transmitted infections. If your test results are abnormal, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with our independent physician network at no additional cost to discuss your particular case and may receive treatment.
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2
Experiencing symptoms such as burning when urinating, blisters or sores on or near the genitals, or pain while having sex?
Many people who are infected do not experience symptoms. If you are sexually active and want to know your status, this is a simple way to do your part in keeping yourself healthy and preventing the spread of STIs (or STDs).
- Pelvic pain
- Painful or burning sensation when urinating
- Pain while having sex
- Sores on or near the genitals
- Painless ulcer on or near the genital area
- Vaginal itching
- Increased or abnormal vaginal discharge
- Vaginal bleeding (between periods or after sex)
Everything you need to understand your results
- Detailed directions to guide you
- All materials for sample collection and sample analysis
- Pre-paid shipping both ways
- Help along the way if you need it
- Digital and printable results
- Outreach on positive results
CLIA Certified Labs
Each lab we work with is CLIA-certified (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments). This means they have to meet high standards to obtain both state and federal certifications and submit themselves to regular inspections.
Everlywell tests are reviewed and approved by an independent board-certified physician within your state.
Everlywell is HIPAA compliant and takes your privacy very seriously. We use state-of-the-art, bank-grade encryption to ensure your data is stored securely, and under no circumstance do we ever sell your data.
What is the STD testing process like?
You can test for STDs (also known as STIs) with a home test kit or at a clinic. For at-home testing with Everlywell, you collect a sample yourself and send it to a lab—and get your results online. This confidential testing makes it easy to get tested for STDs where you want and when you want. The type of sample you collect depends on what STDs you’re testing for. Samples can include urine, blood (collected with an easy finger prick), and genital swabs. If you go to a clinic for STI testing services, a healthcare provider may draw blood from your arm or collect a swab. They may also ask for a urine sample. How you receive your results depends on the clinic you use for testing services.
Why take an STD test?
We’re all adults here but let’s face it, STD testing isn’t exactly fun and no matter how comfortable you are with talking about your sex life and sexual health, testing can often feel like an invasion of privacy at the minimum. Anyone who's sexually active should engage in regular STD testing, and we're excited to make testing easier and more discreet than ever before.
STD Testing for Women
Routine STI screening using STD tests is important because it can help you detect STDs before they potentially cause significant health issues like infertility, cervical cancer, tubal pregnancy (which can result in medical emergencies in pregnant women), and more.
Fortunately, testing for STDs is easy and straightforward: with our STD testing kit, you can check for 7 common sexually transmitted infections from the convenience of your home—and view your results securely online.
Can you check for STDs at home?
Yes—here’s how to check for STDs at home:
- Find an STD test that’s right for you - for any at-home STD kit you’re considering, check what STD(s) it screens for, so you can make sure it’s the right test for you. The Everlywell STD Test for Women screens for these 7 STDs: hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis, trichomoniasis, chlamydia, herpes simplex virus type-2 and gonorrhea. The kit arrives in discreet packaging that takes your privacy into full consideration.
- Collect your sample(s) - the Everlywell STD Test includes the supplies you need to collect samples from the comfort and privacy of home.
- Send your sample(s) to the lab - the Everlywell STD Test includes a prepaid shipping label and everything else you need to send in your samples. One of the labs we use for testing will process your sample.
- Check your results online - just days after your samples arrive at the lab, you’ll get to check your test results online (on a secure platform).
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How Often to Test for STDs
The frequency of necessary STD testing really varies based on how sexually active you are and if you’re currently outside of a monogamous relationship. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends every 3-12 months depending on risk category, but most medical professionals would agree that a yearly STD test is the minimum responsible frequency and testing should be done more if—and when—you engage in unprotected sex with a new partner. Preventing the spread of STIs and STDs is everybody’s responsibility and knowing your status is a great way to do your part while also keeping yourself healthy.
Our comprehensive STD Test is taken in the privacy of your own home and covers many common sexually transmitted diseases including:
- Hepatitis C
- HIV (1&2)
- Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2
This Everlywell at-home STD Test requires two samples—blood spot and vaginal swab. All necessary components are included inside the kit. We provide easy-to-read instructions and the collection process is quick. Simply follow a few steps and return your at-sample to our lab for processing.
Various risk factors are linked with a greater likelihood of getting an STD. These include the following:
- Age - According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 15–24 year olds account for half of all new STD infections.
- Biological sex - Young women face a greater risk of STDs compared to young men. In fact, some estimates suggest that women make up about 2/3 of annual STD cases in the United States.
- Sexual behaviors - Certain behaviors, like having unprotected sex, can heighten the risk of getting an STD.
- Substance use - Among sexually active women and men, using drugs or alcohol is linked with a greater likelihood of acquiring an STD.
- Sex partners - The risk of getting an STD increases the more sex partners you have and if you have sex with someone who has an STD.
Not all STDs result in symptoms, so it’s important to regularly screen for STDs.
That being said, STDs often do result in symptoms. These symptoms can include:
- Vaginal discharges that may have an unusual odor or color (learn more here)
- Genital warts (small bumps on the genital area or inside the vagina)—typically caused by genital herpes or an HPV infection
- Flu-like symptoms such as headaches, muscle aches, or fevers
- Pain while urinating or during sex
- Spotting between periods
How to know if you have an STD
Our at-home female STD test gives you an accurate, confidential STD check that can help you discover if your symptoms may be the result of sexually transmitted diseases—allowing you to get the right treatment as soon as possible.
Get Test Results at Home for These Common STDs
This at-home STD test will accurately tell you whether you have chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes simplex virus type 2 or trichomoniasis, and if you have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis C or syphilis. As with all Everlywell tests, our at-home STD Test is taken in the privacy of your own home.
Once you return your test sample to our lab and your sample is processed, you’ll be notified via email that your results are ready. You will receive your results through an easy-to-understand report on our secure online platform.
This at-home STI test checks whether or not you test positive for a variety of sexually transmitted diseases. In the event that your test results are abnormal, a board-certified physician in your state will contact you at no additional cost to discuss your particular case and prescribe medication where applicable.
We take customer privacy very seriously and only you will have access to this information. As is the case with all STI testing—whether through Everlywell lab tests or your healthcare provider—some positive results require a report to state health departments by law. This is only done to track infection prevalence. If you test positive for chlamydia, syphilis, HIV, hepatitis C, or gonorrhea, Everlywell’s physician network will report this data to your state health board for tracking.
In rare cases, testing for these conditions can be inconclusive based on when you were exposed. These results, called "indeterminate", do not mean that your results are going to be abnormal, it just means that the testing was unable to provide a clear answer at this time. Don’t take a chance on your sexual health. Know where you stand with our comprehensive at-home STD test.
How do you test for STDs?
Different kinds of samples are used to test for STDs, including:
- Urine - For women and men, a urine test using urine samples can be used to detect STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis
- Blood - Blood samples can be collected either through a blood draw or a finger prick, and can help detect HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis
- Swabs - Oral, anal, and other swabs can be used to check for some STDs in women and men
Where can I get checked for STDs?
There are several different ways you can get checked for STDs:
- Order an at-home STD test - You can check for STDs with at-home tests that are available online. Some of these tests, like the Everlywell at-home STD Test, are HSA/FSA eligible.
- Visit a health clinic near you - A medical provider at an STD clinic in your area can assess your symptoms and test for STDs.
- Check out nearby retail stores that carry home STD tests - You can find home STD tests on the shelves of some retail stores, like CVS.
You can get the Everlywell at-home STD Test by ordering online (shipping is free).
Can you treat STDs on your own?
Wondering if you can treat STDs at home? Because of the potentially severe health consequences related to STDs if left untreated —or if not treated properly—do not try to treat an STD on your own. It’s very important to talk with your healthcare provider about treatment options if you test positive for an STD.
If you receive a positive test result, our independent physician network partner will contact you to schedule a consultation at no additional cost, so you can discuss your results with a board-certified physician in your state. When appropriate, and at the physician’s discretion, you may be offered a prescription for medication.
What types of samples do STD tests use?
There are several different types of samples that STD tests can use. For example, urine tests use a sample of urine—while other tests might require a blood sample.
The Everlywell at-home STD Test for Women uses two sample types (a small blood sample and a vaginal swab). The test does not require a urine sample.
Does the Everlywell at-home STD Test for Women test for chlamydia and gonorrhea?
Yes, this home STD test kit lets you check for chlamydia and gonorrhea—as well as hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis,herpes simplex virus type 2, and trichomoniasis.
Can you get an STD through oral sex?
Yes, oral sex is one kind of sexual contact that can increase the risk of getting or transmitting STDs like HIV, syphilis, and gonorrhea. Using a physical barrier (like a condom) during sexual activity can help reduce this risk, as well as making sure there aren’t any cuts in the mouth (like bleeding gums or lip sores) or on the genitals.