At Home HPV Test Kit

One of the most common STDs worldwide.

Our at-home High-Risk HPV test for men and women offers highly accurate Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT) results from the privacy and comfort of your own home. No inconvenient appointments or uncomfortable conversations--just simple, do-it-yourself collection and quick results that are easy to understand. The SelfCollect at home High-Risk HPV test detects HPV-16, HPV-18 and a pool of 12 other High-Risk HPV types. If Genital Warts Virus is added, which detects HPV-6 and HPV-11, the test can be processed from the same collection kit as the High Risk HPV Test.

4 easy steps

1

Select the tests you need

2

Receive your SelfCollect Kit in an unbranded package

3

Privately collect your sample, keep your private order number and mail back your kit

4

Use your order number to view your results on our secure website

The kit

Sample kit with annotated key
  • A Nondescript shipping envelope
  • B Pre-paid return envelope
  • C Detailed collection instructions
  • D Tear-off portion with order number
  • E Collection materials

Retrieving your results

Sample text message and sample email

We want to respect your privacy, even when it comes to knowing when your results are ready. As part of the checkout process, you will choose whether to receive a text message or email notification. Your results will be simple and easy to understand. We’ll also include helpful next steps resources.

Why SelfCollect?

Private. Confidential. Accurate. SelfCollect is a confidential, highly accurate home STD testing service you collect in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Our CLIA certified, partner laboratory utilizes FDA approved, double stranded DNA Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT) providing highly sensitive and accurate testing. It’s a convenient, anonymous way to gain important information about your body.

Why should you get tested?

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) transmits very easily and often presents no symptoms. Therefore, it’s incredibly common for people to pass it on without realizing they’re infected.

High-Risk HPV is the cause of cervical cancer. It can also lead to cancer of the vagina, anus and oropharynx (back of the throat). Genital wart viruses (HPV-6 & HPV-11) cause unsightly and painful genital warts.

Not all HPV viruses behave in the same way, so it is extremely important to realize that HPV-16 in women and HPV-16 in men is particularly aggressive, even in the very young.

Consider Vaginal testing if you:

  • Are over the age of 25
  • Are under the age of 25 and sexually active.
  • Have a family history of cervical cancer.
  • Have had an “abnormal” PAP test result.
  • Use tobacco
  • Have ever been told you are HPV positive, but are not sure which virus was detected. An HPV High Risk test with the optional genital warts virus test will screen for all sexually transmitted HPV viruses.

Consider Penile testing if you:

  • See warts, lesions or other new growths on the shaft of the penis or perineum.
  • Want to be certain of your status as a carrier.

Read More (Anal & Oral)

Consider Anal testing if you:

  • Have had unprotected anal intercourse.
  • Have a history of anal warts.
  • Are HIV positive.
  • Have experienced pre-cancerous or cancerous changes in your cervix, vulva or vagina due to HPV. You may be at greater risk for an anal HPV infection due the anatomical proximity of the anus and vagina.

Consider Oral testing if you:

  • Have had intimate oral-to-genital contact with someone who may have HPV.
  • Are HIV positive.
  • Are positive for HPV in the cervix or anus.

To learn more about High Risk HPV, visit our Resource page.

What are the signs and symptoms of HPV?

Vaginal infection:

With the High Risk types of HPV, there are no outward signs or symptoms of infection. The effects may present as abnormalities in the cells of the cervix, vulva or vagina that can lead to cancer. If these changes progress, symptoms can include:

  • Bleeding between periods
  • Pain or bleeding during intercourse

For women, genital warts appear as skin-colored or pink growths most commonly seen on the opening of the vagina, the cervix or around the anus. Genital Warts are more common in women than in men. Most women with warts do not have any symptoms at all, but in some cases, there may be itching, burning or tenderness in the genital area.

Penile infection:

  • New skin-color or pink growths on the surface of the penis

For men, genital warts appear as skin-colored or pink growths most commonly seen on the shaft of a circumcised penis, under the foreskin of an uncircumcised penis or on the scrotum. Most men with warts do not have any symptoms at all, but in some cases, there may be itching, burning or tenderness. 

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Anal infection: 

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Anal discomfort
  • Abnormal changes of the cells in the anus

Anal warts caused by HPV are often referred to as “condylomas.” While found predominantly in people who have had receptive anal intercourse, they can also occur in men and women who do not have a history of anal sexual contact. Many patients with anal warts have no symptoms. Some patients may notice small growths in the anal area or may experience itching, occasional bleeding or moisture in the anal canal.

Oral infection:

  • Mass (lump) in the side of the neck
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Chronic acid reflux
  • Numbness or difficulty moving the jaw
  • Pain in the throat

If you are concerned about having genital warts caused by the low risk types of HPV, you can add the optional Genital Warts Virus test to your HPV test. Read more about genital warts and low risk HPV in the Resource section.

You can also read more about the High Risk types of HPV in our Resource Section.

What happens if your test is positive?

Due to the prevalence of HPV, all sexually active adults are likely to contract an infection at some point in their life. A positive test does not mean that you have cancer, nor does it indicate that you will ever get cancer. 

It is important to identify a persistent HPV infection and visit a healthcare provider for a thorough exam to ensure the abnormalities that HPV can cause have not already occurred. 

There is no cure for HPV, but there are ways to manage and treat the negative effects of the virus. You can also retest at a future time to see if the virus is still present.

If you smoke and are positive for HPV: The negative, cancer-causing effects of an HPV infection in any body site may be enhanced.

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What should a person know about testing negative for HPV?

If the specimen that you provided to SelfCollect tests negative for HPV, it is likely that you are not currently infected with HPV. However, continual sexual exposure makes periodic or frequent testing an important part of your health maintenance. It is also important to realize that, although rare, it is possible for tests to be negative because of sampling error or other technical complexities. 

Although you are negative for HPV today, your status may change with new sexual partners or other physical experiences. HPV is also a virus that can sit “dormant” in your body and remain undetectable. We don’t know why, but these viruses occasionally begin replicating again and become detectable. 

If the same virus is present over time and remains detectable and persistent, then it is important to give serious consideration to seeing a physician or health care provider. If you are sexually active, you may greatly benefit from regular HPV testing

This test can only be added to male kits.

This test can only be added to female kits.