Anonymous STD Testing… Everything you need to know…
How does anonymous STD testing work?
You can place an order online and use the anonymous testing service. Anonymous means that when you print your lab order and receive your results, your name will not be on them. You will be able to provide an alias name. You will have to provide your real name for billing purposes and also to acquire the Doctor’s order for the testing but that is stored in a completely secure system.
You also must note that if you have a positive STD result your results will be sent to your local health department, but your personal health information will be removed.
Anonymous STD testing is really easy and all that is required is supplying an alias name in addition to your real name. Learn more about the anonymous STD testing service that Personalabs can provide.
STD Facts –
- More than 50% of people living in the United States will have an STD in their lifetime.
- Less that one third of doctors screen their patients for STDs.
- There are 19.7 million new STD cases in the United States each year.
- 15.6 billion dollars are spent in the United States each year on STDs.
- 1 in 4 teens will get an STD.
- By the time they are 25, one in two sexually active persons will have contracted an STD.
HIV, herpes and chlamydia are very contagious and are top of the list of sexual transmitted diseases running rampant in the United States. You could have chlamydia and not know about it for years!
It is a recommendation of the CDC to get screened yearly if you are sexually active. Surprisingly STD testing is considered taboo subject but it shouldn’t be. STDs exist so if you are sexually active, be responsible and get checked regularly to make sure you are not putting yourself at risk or sharing the disease with others. Getting tested for STDs is a sensitive subject, but now you can do so discreetly.
How can you get tested –
You can get tested by visiting your doctor and asking them to write you a script for the test(s).
You can search for local charities who can offer STD testing.
You can take control yourself and use an online lab service which will help you book your own STD test. You’ll be able to place your order online, visit a patient service center and submit your specimen and get your results electronically in a few days. This is the best way as you can find out your sexual status confidentially and no one else would know. (This includes medical staff at your doctor’s office or your insurance company.)
Need to learn more?
We have a customer service team waiting to answer your questions. You can talk to them discreetly via live chat or over the phone. They are here to help you feel comfortable about getting tested.
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