Announcement: STD Testing Blueprint

by admin on April 15, 2013

If you are considering to have STD testing because you’re not  sure of  a possible STI, it sure is the right thing to do.

There is no need to feel mortified or to spend sleepless nights over the issue. These tests are:

  • Simple
  • Hassle free
  • Anonymous
  • Affordable

After the test results are known,  you know exactly what to do if you test positive.


3 types of STD Testing

1. Anonymous lab testing near your home

It’s always the best to visit a nearby lab and get your STD testing. Even if you have to come out of your comfort zone for this type of testing, you should opt for this.

We have more than 4000 labs all around. All you have to do is check for the nearby lab location as per your ZIP code. You can use the search window to your right.

Then select the type of testing you want to undergo.

For the first-timers, it’s advisable to undergo all the tests.

The reason to undergo a complete STD test  is to ensure that you are free from all types of STIs. It’s possible when you conduct all the tests in one go.

The benefits are:

  • Combined, these tests cost a fraction of the cost if you undergo all these tests one by one.
  • It’s easy as you can collect the samples once.
  • It saves a lot of time and cost involved in commuting.

Then, select the time of testing and register.

All our registration is code based, so no one other than you knows the type of testing  you are about to undergo.

If you test positive for any of the STDs, then you can get professional advice at our labs.


Lab testing order button


2. Sending test samples to a lab

If you don’t want to visit a lab to submit the samples personally, you can ask for a sampling kit during registration. An appropriate kit, as per your selected test package will arrive at your door step by post.

You’ve to collect the samples in the sample bottles. All the instructions are enclosed with the kit. It’s easy because you’ve to collect samples as directed. See the video below to get further information on how to collect the test samples.



After you’ve collected the samples, seal it with the transparent pack provided and put it into the dispatch container. Never drop it into a mailbox, hand it over at the post office.

After the testing is complete, you would be intimated either by email or by phone as per your preference at the time of registration.

The only disadvantage with these types of STD testing is it’s takes a bit of more time.


Sample collection order button


3. STD Testing at home with a home STD test kit

This is the easiest type of STD testing of all three.

If you don’t like any hassle of involvement with any lab, then a complete home std test kit. You get everything you will ever need to carry out the tests at home. These kits are as simple as a home pregnancy test or ovulation test kit.

These are instant or rapid test kits and overall duration of a test is not more than 5 to 15 minutes depending upon the type of test.



Home test kit order button

Why not a free STD testing?

If you’re considering a free STD testing, you can go ahead, but most likely you wouldn’t like the outcome. First, you’re not sure of  the test results. Second, it’s not anonymous. Free things come with its own dose of inconveniences.

What’s the solution?

Private STD Testing.  You pay for  results which you can trust.

Free STD testing is not anonymous because the testing agencies have to report the outcome of your test. In private STD testing, the agencies report neither your STD testing nor the test results to anybody, not even to your insurance agency. However, if you want to get a medi-claim, you can get an invoice to settle your claim.

There’re 3 distinct ways to get your STD testing done.


For “how-to-use information” on  instant STD test kits  click here


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Syphilis Rash on back

Syphilis symptoms can never point out what a deadly killer this disease can be! It is often called “the great imitator” and there are valid reasons for that. Because these symptoms are often confused for symptoms of other diseases considered less dangerous. In real life situations, one can never get an inkling of a possible Syphilis infection if he is not looking out for signs of Syphilis.

As per United States Center for Disease Control, this STD is far more dangerous than it looks to be. In 2006 alone, the CDC recorded more than 36,000 cases. Out of that, nearly, there were 10,000 cases of primary and secondary syphilis. Both men are women are equally affected by this disease is, however, it is very common in women between 20 to 24 years of age. In men the 35 to 40 age category is the common victim. Like any other STDs, this disease propagates through direct sexual contact of very intimate nature. It may be any of the three– vaginal, oral or rectal sex.

Syphilis Symptoms

Syphilis has three distinct stages with subtle but different symptoms. People who do not recognize the early symptoms remain untreated for a considerable time so the disease enters the latent stage. It’s onslaught on each sex is as devastating as the other, however, syphilis symptoms in women are more marked than syphilis symptoms in men.

First Stage Syphilis

The first symptoms of syphilis is a painless sore mostly on genitals. It can appear on tongue if the infection took place due to oral sex.  It is popularly believed that the sore, that resembles an ulcer, appears at the spot where the disease first entered the body. This is called a chancre.

On an average, first symptoms take around 21 days, however, the sore appears between 10 and 90 days after exposure to the bacteria. It is not unusual for people to have several sores, but in most cases there is a single sore. It is usually painless and small. If not treated, it disappears in 3-6 weeks, on its own. Because it is painless and disappears without any medicine, people often do not consider it to be serious, so they do not seek medical advice. Even if the chancre heals, the bacteria remains inside the body and thrives. Now, it progresses to the second stage.

Second Stage Syphilis

In this stage, the disease manifests a wide range of symptoms. Each of these assorted symptoms indicate some other simpler disease. This stage is referred to as the secondary stage of Syphilis. There are lesions on the mucus membranes. There are rashes on different parts of the skin. In some cases the complete body is covered with rashes. They are so faint that it is difficult to notice them in some cases. The strange part is
Syphilis Rash may not have proportionate itching. These rashes appear to be dry livid and grey patches without much activity at the area. Secondary symptoms of Syphilis include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, and headaches. With this fever or feverish conditions come blisters, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands. In some cases there may be hair loss in patches.

Third Stage of Syphilis: Latent Syphilis

If it is left untreated at this stage, it will enter into stage with no further visible symptoms. During this period, the disease takes up very destructive and evil turn. It is difficult to say how long the disease will sleep in this condition, but it’s very long period. This is called the latent stage. During this stage infected people don’t manifest much symptoms and they don’t spread the disease. The disease is still present in them and they can be effectively treated.

Later Stage Syphilis

This stage appears in people after a very long period, say about 10 to 20 years after the initial symptoms. Such cases are less in number, less than 25%. This is also called as the constitutional stage. During this stage, Syphilis doesn’t spare any internal organ, even brain. It affects heart, blood vessels, eyes, liver, joints, bones, and nerves too. So, there are motor dysfunctions such as difficulty in coordinating muscle movements and partial or complete paralysis. There also can be sensory dysfunctions such as complete numbness or in patches. Onset of blindness is also comes as a result. Due to affection of brain, there comes confusion, loss of memory, and dementia. All these organ damages lead to death in the final stage.

Syphilis Testing

The disease can be detected through a simple STD screening that includes examining cells from a lesion or chancre in the first two stages of syphilis, and blood tests during any stage of syphilis. If detected during the first year, a single shot of penicillin will eradicate the disease and prevent further damage. Because the early symptoms can be so vague and mistaken for other illnesses, the CDC says that it is extremely important for sexually active teens as well as adults whose behavior might increase their risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases to schedule regular Syphilis testing to screen for syphilis. Routine, regular STD testing can detect early enough to prevent permanent damage from the disease.


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