Discreetly Test for Seven Common STDs
- Hepatitis C
- HIV (1&2)
- Herpes Type 2
Caused by bacteria known as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, gonorrhea is common and can be cured.
Syphilis is caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. While this used to be a rare STD, it has been on the rise since 2005.
Caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, chlamydia is very common and easily cured.
Trichomoniasis (or “Trich”) is a very common infection caused by a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. Most people, about 70%, who have the parasite have no symptoms.
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, testing can often feel like an invasion of privacy at the minimum. Anyone who's sexually active should engage in regular STD testing to protect their health, and we're excited to make testing easier and more discreet than ever before.
How to test for STDs at home
You can check for STDs at home with the Everlywell STD test kit. This test screens for 7 common sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV. It requires a simple urine sample collection and an easy finger-prick blood spot collection. Next, you send your samples to a lab (shipping is free) and receive your results on a secure, online platform.
The frequency of necessary testing really varies based on how sexually active you are and if you’re currently outside of a monogamous relationship. The 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 infections including:
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes Type 2 (HSV Type 2, the main cause of genital herpes)
- HIV (1&2)
This at-home STD Test requires two samples – blood spot and urine. 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-home sample to our lab for processing.
This at-home STD test will accurately tell you whether or not you have Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, or Trichomoniasis, and if you have been exposed to HIV, Hepatitis C, Syphilis and HSV Type 2. As with all of 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.
The STD 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 STD testing -- whether through EverlyWell lab tests or your healthcare provider -- some positive test results require a report to state health departments by law. This is only done to track infection prevalence. If you test positive for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV, or hepatitis C, 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 home STD test.
STD testing for men: how do men get tested for STDs?
Men can check for STDs with a home STD test or through a medical provider at a clinic. In both cases, the required sample type depends on what STDs you’re testing for.
What is the male STD test process like?
Testing done from home or in a doctor's office may use a sample of your urine, blood, and/or a swab of your genital area or the inside of your mouth – depending on the kind of STD you’re getting tested for. A urine sample, for example, is often used to test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Blood tests are commonly used to screen for HIV, syphilis, and various other STDs.
A lab will check the sample you provide for signs of microbes that can cause STDs (for example, by using antibody tests to check your blood for previous exposure to an STD-causing microbe or by identifying the infectious agent directly).
STD testing for men can be done in a clinic or at home
If you go to a clinic to get tested, you may have blood drawn from one of your veins (if you’re receiving a blood test for STDs), or you may have genital, rectal, or oral swabs collected.
The collected sample is then sent to a lab for analysis.
How are men tested for STDs at home?
If you test for STDs at home with EverlyWell’s Male STD Test, you’ll just need to collect a small amount of urine and a few drops of blood (via an easy finger prick). You’ll then send the sample off to one of our partner labs, using the prepaid shipping label that comes with the kit. You’ll receive your results on a secure online platform.
This ease, convenience, and privacy is what attracts many men to at-home STD testing.
“Easy test to take at home. Kit supplies everything you need including return packaging and postage paid label.” – EverlyWell home STD Test customer
"I ordered the Male STD Test. The price was very reasonable and honestly quite comparable to what I would pay having it done in person. The test itself came very professionally and discreetly packaged. The tests were explained and demonstrated clearly through print and video. The results came back much more quickly than I expected too! A wonderful, discreet, and effective way to perform regular STD screenings." – EverlyWell home STD Test customer
Also learn more about STDs in women:
What are some common STD symptoms in men?
Common STD symptoms in men include:
- Pain or a burning feeling when urinating
- Pain in the lower abdomen
- Pain and/or swelling in the testicles
- Genital discharges that are cloudy, thick, or bloody
- Itching on or around the penis
- Genital warts
- Blisters, sores, or rashes on or near the genitals
Is there an at home STD test?
Wondering how to test for STDs in males – from the comfort of home?
You can do exactly that with EverlyWell’s at-home STD Test for men.
This easy-to-use STD test screens for chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis C, herpes type 2, HIV, syphilis, and trichomoniasis. Here’s how it works: after you order the kit, it’ll be shipped straight to your address. The kit comes with everything you’ll need to collect your samples, including a blood card (for collecting several drops of blood as a sample) and a collapsible cup for urine collection.
After sample collection, you’ll mail the samples to one of our partner labs (a prepaid shipping label comes with the kit). The lab will use your samples to test for STDs, and you’ll then get your results online (through a secure online platform). If you test positive for any marker tested, a physician network we partner with will call you to inform you of your results. If you test positive for chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, or herpes type 2, our physician network may prescribe medication (if appropriate).
How long does an STD test take?
STD testing in men doesn’t have to take long! With the EverlyWell home STD test, collecting your samples will typically take only a few minutes. You’ll usually get your test results several days after you send your samples to the lab for processing.
What is the difference between an STI and an STD?
Though these terms are often used interchangeably, they don’t actually mean exactly the same thing. STD – or “sexually transmitted disease" – is a common term used to describe an infection that is passed on through sexual contact. STI stands for “sexually transmitted infection.” Many people, mostly within the medical community, have begun transitioning from “STD” to “STI” in an effort to clarify that not all sexually transmitted infections turn into a disease.
What is a venereal disease?
“Venereal disease” (or VD) is an old term for sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. So a “VD test” is simply another way of referring to an STD test.
Who is at risk of getting STDs?
Anyone who’s sexually active is at risk of sexually transmitted infections (and pregnant women with some STIs, like syphilis, can pass the infection to their babies). So if you’re engaging in sexual activity, it’s important to use protection and regularly get screened for STDs. This is especially the case if you have more than one sexual partner.
How can STDs affect your health?
Sexually transmitted infections can harm your health, especially if they aren’t detected early. In men, STDs can cause infertility—as well as body aches, fever, nausea, vomiting, or other flu-like symptoms; a burning sensation of pain during urination; abnormal genital discharges; and more. In women, STDs can lead to complications like cervical cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, and ectopic pregnancy.
- What Are STDs/STIs?
- Why should I get tested?
- What STDs does EverlyWell screen for?
- How frequently should I get tested?
- Table of STD Symptoms
- Is my test really confidential?
- Can my partner and I both get tested?
- What are ways to reduce STD infection?
- Do I need to sign for my package when it arrives?
- If I test positive for an STD, what should I do?
- Who will have access to my results?
- How do I test myself with EverlyWell’s at-home STD test?
- How to collect my urine sample for STD Testing
- Is the shipping and packaging discreet? How exactly?
- Why test at home instead of a local clinic?
- Can I contract the same STD multiple times?
- How many people have STDs?
- What is the difference between HIV & AIDS?
- What are the infection rates of the most common STDs?
- Prescription Availability By State
- How to collect a vaginal swab sample
- What biomarkers are included in each panel?
- What is the testing method for HSV2?
- Do I need to stop taking my supplements or medications before the test?