Get Tested During STD Awareness Month 2019
April is STD Awareness Month. Throughout the month (and always!), myLAB Box is working to raise public awareness about the impact of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections.
Why STD Awareness Month?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of sexually transmitted diseases and infections is higher than it has ever been! Recent CDC reports indicate that there are 20 million new STI cases in the United States each year. Unfortunately, due to a lack of testing and education, many more STIs slip by completely undiagnosed. All totaled, the CDC estimates that there are currently 110 million cases of STIs in the U.S. alone.
The goal of STD Awareness Month is to spread the message that regular testing should be a cornerstone of everyone’s overall general health. Testing for STIs needs to done in regular intervals, not as a once in a lifetime event.
Understanding what STIs are – what causes someone to transmit or contract it, as well as the common symptoms to look out for – is critical in preventing, testing for, and treating them. This month is an opportunity to normalize routine STD testing and conversations about sexual health.
Education and Resources from myLAB Box
At myLAB Box, we aim to provide current, helpful information to help you navigate the often confusing world of STIs. We hope that the resources you find on our website will educate and motivate you to spread the word. Not just during STD Awareness Month, but every month. We can stop the spread of sexually transmitted infections, but only if we work together.
Here are some informative articles to share with your friends and family. It’s a great no-pressure way of saying that you care about their health and want them to be proactive about taking care of themselves.
These provide some excellent information about convenient at-home testing solutions, common myths about STDs and more:
- STDs Are Gross! Myth vs. Reality
- What Are The Most Common STD Signs?
- How To Get Screened If There Isn’t STI Testing Near Me?
- Sex, Seniors and STDs: Are You At Risk?
- What are the Benefits of an At Home STI Kit?
- How Long Do STD Test Results Take?
Next Steps: Get Tested!
The recent CDC statistics we mentioned earlier scream loud-and-clear that the traditional testing system doesn’t work. When it really comes down to it, regular STD testing is the only way to be absolutely sure of your status.
With myLAB Box, there are no excuses not to. Sure, life gets in the way sometimes: it can be difficult to find the time to make an appointment, inconvenient to take time off from work to keep that appointment, expensive to have a follow-up appointment. But myLAB Box offers at-home STI test packages for every lifestyle, with discreet packaging and free shipping. So, there’s no more room for excuses! The packages provide easy five-minute tests with lab-certified results, and free physician treatment consultations for those with positive results.
To learn what at-home tests are available, check out our full line of test packages.
Take Total Control with the Total Box
If you’re looking to take absolute control over sexually transmitted diseases and infections, look no further than myLAB Box’s full 10 Panel STD Test: the Total Box.
The Total Box is the most comprehensive STD test package on the market today. It is also the most complete way to care for your own sexual health. This is the easiest, and most convenient, way to test for all ten of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States:
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes Simplex II
myLAB Box provides better access to treatment options and aims to curb costs and infections much faster than conventional methods.
This STD Awareness Month, don’t stress, just test!