STI HIV+ Test
This self-collected blood test kit will tell you whether you test positive for exposure to three sexually transmitted infections: Syphilis, Hepatitis C, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The best way to know for sure if you have an STI is to get tested regularly if you are sexually active.
A CLIA-certified (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified lab will analyze your sample. CLIA certification is the gold-standard for quality and accuracy in lab testing. You'll receive results securely online. If you have any of these infections, more information will be provided on how to get treatment.
How it Works
Visit a kiosk to get your STI test.
Follow the instruction within the test kit and self-administer the test. You can find additional instructions here.
Return your test kit to a kiosk for processing or return it using the prepaid mailing envelope enclosed in your test kit.
Receive your digital results and get information on treatment options.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 1 million STIs are transmitted every day. Being sexually active and engaging in unprotected sexual activity can increase your risk of contracting an STI. The best way to know for sure if you have a STI is to get tested regularly if you are sexually active.
Syphilis is a treatable bacterial infection that is most often spread through sexual contact. The infections start by causing painless sores that can appear on the genitals, rectum, or mouth. Coming in direct contact with these sores causes the spread of Syphilis from person to person.
Syphilis can be treated with medication from your healthcare provider. If you think you may have it, it’s important to get tested and treated as soon as possible. Syphilis bacteria can stay in your body for several years and continue to progress in stages with varying symptoms. If it’s not treated early, Syphilis can cause serious and life threating illness that impacts your heart, brain, and other organs.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. The virus spreads by coming in contact with blood, or body fluids such as semen or vaginal fluid that has been infected. Hepatitis C can take years before symptoms appear and many are unaware, they are infected.
Hepatitis C can be treated with antiviral medication from your healthcare provider. If you think you may have it, it’s important to get tested and treated as soon as possible. If it’s not treated, Hepatitis C can eventually cause serious liver complications.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
HIV is a viral infection that attacks the body’s immune system impacting the body’s ability to fight infections and diseases. The virus spreads by coming in contact with blood, semen or vaginal secretion or rectal fluids that has been infected. This can happen during sexual activity with an infected person.
HIV currently has no effective cure and will be a life-long illness. If you think you may have it, it’s important to get tested and treated as soon as possible. There are medications that can control the progression of the disease. If it’s not treated, HIV typically progresses into Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition.
Reducing Your Risk
STI testing can help keep you healthy and prevent the spread of STIs. Depending on your risk factors, annual STI testing may be recommended for you. If you are sexually active, have an honest and open discussion with your healthcare provider to determine when STI testing is right for you.
Abstaining from sex or following safe sex practices including using condoms correctly every time and, being in mutually monogamous relationship with partner who has been tested are the best way to prevent getting a sexually transmitted infection.
Additionally, avoiding sharing used needles, syringes, and other injection equipment. People who share needles and syringes when inject drugs could face higher risk of getting infections such as Hepatitis C and HIV.
Public Health Educational Resources
Additional information is available to you to learn more about these STI infections from the following public health resources:
STD Facts - Syphilis | Center of Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov)
What is Hepatitis C - FAQ | Center of Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov)
HIV Basics | HIV/AIDS | Center of Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov)
Prevention | HIV Basics | HIV/AIDS | Center of Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov)