Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in the United States, but also one of the most curable with antibiotics. However, just because chlamydia is treatable does not mean there are no long lasting effects that come with the infection. If you are wondering whether or not you have a sexually transmitted disease, an at-home collection kit to test for chlamydia may be just what you need.
Testing At Home
We understand that you want privacy when testing for an STD. SelfCollect makes testing for chlamydia with an at home collection kit as easy as possible all from the privacy of your own home.
Testing in four easy steps:
Select the tests you need
Receive your SelfCollect Kit in an unbranded package
Privately collect your sample, keep your private order number and place in any USPS mailbox to send back
Use your order number to view your results on our secure website
Getting Your Results
Remember that waiting for your chlamydia at home test result doesn’t have to be stressful. Read our tips on how to pass time while waiting for your results to keep yourself busy and stress free. Taking care of your health is important - and sexy!
Treatment for Chlamydia
Because nearly 90% of people do not show any symptoms of chlamydia, getting tested every few months if you are sexaully active is important. If you test positive, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions on treatment. Repeat infections are common so retesting 3 to 6 months after treatment is recommended by the CDC.
The common medications given to patients who test positive for chlamydia are:
If you have a partner or multiple partners, speak with your doctor about receiving a prescription for your partner. When taking the medication it is best to practice abstinence both during treatment and a full 7 to 10 days after treatment. If chlamydia is left untreated, it can lead to serious health problems.
Untreated chlamydia in women can spread to the uterus and fallopian tubes causing pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause long term damage to the reproductive system. While men don’t often have health problems from chlamydia, infection can spread to the tube carrying sperm causing pain in the testicles. Each time a person contracts chlamydia, there is a higher chance of long term damage to the reproductive organs.
Testing for chlamydia at home gives you the comfort and privacy you need. With SelfCollect, there is no need to worry about anyone else knowing your results. If you are sexually active you want to be sure to test for STDs every 3 to 6 months. Take your health into your own hands. Don’t be afraid. Be smart. Get tested!