Discreetly Test for Seven Common STDs
- Hepatitis C
- HIV (1&2)
- Herpes Type 2
Gonorrhea is caused by a specific 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, and we're excited to make testing easier and more discreet than ever before.
The frequency of necessary testing really varies based on how 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 diseases including:
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes Type 2 (HSV Type 2)
- HIV (1&2)
The men’s sexual health 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 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’s 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 or your doctor -- 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.
Male STD testing: how it works
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 gonorrhoea. 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 use a few drops of blood – from a finger prick – along with a urine sample. 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 Male STD Test-Taker
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 kit screens for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, 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, gonorrhoea, 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 EverlyWell’s at-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?
Having vaginal, anal, and/or oral sex can put you at risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease, or STD. 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.
- What Are STDs/STIs?
- Why should I get tested?
- What STDs does EverlyWell screen for?
- How frequently should I get tested?
- After possible exposure, how soon should I test for STDs?
- What are STD symptoms for men & women?
- 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 secure is your data?
- 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
- Will my results vary from another lab?
- What are associated symptoms of the STDs we test for?
- How to collect a vaginal swab sample
- Insurance Coverage FAQ
- In which states can I purchase a kit?
- What biomarkers are included in each panel?
- How do I use HSA/FSA benefits to pay for EverlyWell?
- Is EverlyWell covered by insurance?
- How long does the testing process take?
- Should I share my results with my physician?
- When will my results be ready?
- How Does At-Home STD Testing Work?
- Are your tests available outside of the United States?
- Will you share these results with my doctor?
- What is the testing method for HSV2?