The Basic Kit is an at-home test that checks for the presence of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Two of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. The test is easy to use and only requires you to collect and mail in your urine sample.
Chlamydia is easily cured however it can cause serious damage to a woman’s reproductive system if not treated and may cause complications for pregnant women. Chlamydia may even be passed on to your baby during delivery.
Most people who have chlamydia are unaware they have it. If you do present symptoms it may not happen until weeks after sex with an infected partner.
Gonorrhea is more common among young people ages 15-24 however, anyone can get it. Gonorrhea can cause just as much damage as chlamydia if not treated. Most people do not experience symptoms related to gonorrhea. Even when symptoms are present they are usually mild and often mistaken for something minor. According to the CDC, untreated gonorrhea can increase a person’s risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV.
Alarmingly, certain strains of gonorrhea are growing resistant to the treatment which makes it even more imperative to test yourself. Regular screenings are recommended for sexually active men and women younger than 25 years.
- Painful or burning sensation when urinating
- Increased vaginal discharge
- Vaginal bleeding between periods
- A burning sensation when urinating
- A white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis
- Painful or swollen testicles