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Choose between two separate tests that include HIV testing as well as testing for other STDs.
The Standard 5 tests for:
HIV spreads through exposure to bodily fluids, whether through sexual intercourse or blood. It attacks and impairs the body’s immune cells, progressively weakening the immune system and, if left untreated, fan progress to AIDS. Unfortunately, HIV is not curable, but there are treatments today that can keep the virus at undetectable levels so you are able to live a long, healthy life.
Chlamydia is caused by a bacteria, Chlamydia trachomatis, and is considered a very common sexually transmitted infection. Most people experience no symptoms, which is why transmission rate is high, but it can be easily treated with antibiotics.
Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Generally, individuals will experience no symptoms, leading to a delay in diagnosis and treatment. However, the infection can be treated with antibiotics.
A very common infection often referred to as “trich,” trichomoniasis is caused by the protozoan parasite, Trichomonas vaginalis. Roughly 70% of people with this infection won’t develop symptoms, but left untreated, could develop into painful complications.
Caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum, syphilis is commonly divided into states: primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary. The primary and secondary stages are the most infectious and cases are on the rise, with over 34% increase of reported cases in women in 2021. Syphilis is curable with antibiotics, but damage that has already occurred due to the infection may be irreversible. If left untreated, syphilis can cause tumors, blindness, paralysis, damage to the nervous system, brain and other organs, and death.
The Complete 8 tests for the same STDs as the Standard 5, as well as:
This specific bacteria lives inside the body to keep vaginal flora balanced and ward off infection. Gardnerella can sometimes multiply too quickly, disrupting the vaginal pH level, and lead to bacterial vaginosis (BV). This can lead to pain, itching, and abnormal discharge.
This infection is caused by bacteria that is transmitted by someone who already has it. Mycoplasma infects the urogenital tract, which includes the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes in women, and the urethra and epididymis in men. The infection can be treated with antibiotics, but could be resistant if incorrectly diagnosed and treated. It often presents no symptoms, but can cause serious health issues if left untreated, leading to pelvic inflammatory disease, sexually acquired reactive arthritis, swelling and infection of the testicles, and higher likelihood of contracting other STDs.
This tiny bacteria is often a natural part of the human body, inhabiting the respiratory and urogenital tracts. However, when overgrown, they can lead to an infection that is spread through sexual contact. Most will have no symptoms, but some may experience pain during urination, or it could cause other issues like bacterial vaginosis, kidney stones, or premature labor. Ureaplasma can be treated through a course of antibiotics.
The LetsGetChecked HIV Test Process
Regardless of which option you choose, LetsGetChecked makes HIV and STD testing at home simple. Once ordered, your test is delivered in a plain envelope for privacy. Activate your test online and collect your sample in the morning. A prepaid shipping label is provided of free return shipping once ready. Results are available in a secure online account within 2 to 5 days after the lab receives the sample. If results are positive, you have access to the LetsGetChecked healthcare providers via virtual consultation to discuss treatment options. For an additional fee, medication can be sent directly to your home or prescribed to your preferred pharmacy for certain infections.
The LetsGetChecked HIV Test Options
The Standard 5 Test
The Standard 5 Test checks samples for the same infections regularly tested for by doctors’ offices and hospitals. Samples are collected via urine and finger prick blood draw. With this test, you will be tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV (I, II, P24 antigen), syphilis, and trichomoniasis.
Individuals can make a one-time purchase of this test, or subscribe and save, receiving the test every 3, 6, or 12 months. This test should be taken no earlier than 12 weeks from the time of potential disease exposure for the most accurate results. LetsGetChecked offers treatment options from their care team for those diagnosed with chlamydia and trichomoniasis for an additional fee through the Standard 5 test.
The Complete 8 Test
The Complete 8 Test is their most comprehensive test, providing the ultimate peace of mind. Samples are collected via urine and finger prick blood draw. With this test, you will be tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV (I, II, P24 antigen), syphilis, trichomoniasis, gardnerella, mycoplasma, and ureaplasma.
Individuals can make a one-time purchase of this test, or subscribe and save, receiving the test every 3, 6, or 12 months. This test should be taken no earlier than 12 weeks from the time of potential disease exposure for the most accurate results. LetsGetChecked offers treatment options from their care team for those diagnosed with chlamydia, trichomoniasis, gardnerella, mycoplasma, and ureaplasma for an additional fee through the Complete 8 test.
Why Choose the LetsGetChecked HIV Test?
- Multiple test options to choose from that check for a variety of STDs in addition to HIV
- Treatment options available for certain infections
- The labs used by LetsGetChecked are the same as those used and trusted by physicians and hospitals
- Discreet packaging
- Results are provided confidentially within 2 to 5 days of being received by the lab
- FSA and HSA cards are accepted for purchase