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Simple STD tests.
With or without a doctor visit.
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When it comes to your sexual health, you have choices.

Make the proactive choice to get tested for some of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis.

 

Two easy ways to get tested

You also have a choice in how you get testing. You can go through your doctor, or buy the test online without a doctor visit.

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Doctor visit

Schedule an appointment with your doctor and ask for your test sample to be processed at Quest.

STD tests are typically covered by insurance plans, and Quest is in network with most plans.

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No doctor visit required

For added convenience, you can choose to purchase the test for yourself through QuestDirect. This option does not require a doctor visit.

QuestDirect tests can easily be purchased online.

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Should you get tested?

Guidelines recommend that all sexually active women under 25 be tested annually for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Testing for trichomoniasis is recommended if you experience vaginal discharge or have pain during urination or sexual intercourse.

Women over 25 at higher risk (have a new partner or have several partners, don't always use condoms, or use drugs and alcohol) should also be tested every year.

It is also recommended that pregnant women be screened for chlamydia and gonorrhea in their first trimester.

Treatment is easy

Treatment is so simple, that there is no reason not to get tested. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis are all easily treatable, and curable, with antibiotics.

 

Symptoms are rare

Women with chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis don’t always have symptoms. You could have an infection and not know it.

90%

of women with chlamydia don't show symptoms1

80%

of women with gonorrhea don't show symptoms2

70%

of women with trichomoniasis don't show symptoms3

Complications are common

Each year, nearly 10.3 million new chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis infections are diagnosed in the United States.4, 5 If left untreated for long, these STDs can lead to serious complications that can impact your future.

STDs cause 24k women to become infertile each year STDs may lead to vaginitis, cervicitis, chronic pelvic pain, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Chlamydia and gonorrhea are passed on during childbirth and cause serious complications for the baby.

The stakes are high

See how women can stop taking chances and start taking charge of their sexual health.

Ready for answers?

Talk to your doctor and ask for your sample to be sent to Quest.

 

Buy testing online at QuestDirect.

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References:

1 Farley TA, Cohen DA, Elkins W. Asymptomatic sexually transmitted diseases: the case for screening. Prev Med. 2003;36:502-509.

2 Korenromp EL, Sudaryo MK, de Vlas SJ, et al. What proportion of episodes of gonorrhea and chlamydia becomes symptomatic? Int J STD AIDS. 2002;13:91-101.

3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. STD Facts - Trichomoniasis. (January 19, 2021). Accessed March 03, 2021.

4 4 STIs among Young Americans 2013. May 7, 2013. Accessed November 23, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/2013/sam-infographic-2013.html

5 What is the incidence of trichomoniasis in the US? (2020, January 02). https://www.medscape.com/answers/230617-41102/what-is-the-incidence-of-trichomoniasis-in-the-us