How Much Does an At Home HIV Test Cost
How much does HIV testing cost from home? Well, that depends on which test you choose to use. With myLAB Box, no matter which testing option you decide on, your test is affordable even without insurance. In fact, myLAB Box’s at-home tests are only about half of the out-of-pocket cost at most doctor’s offices or clinics. If you are sexually active, HIV testing cost falls into the myLAB Box scenario. Luckily, myLAB Box makes this possible even when you’re on a strict budget.
Know Your STDs: HIV
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is passed through some bodily fluids. This includes blood, breast milk, and semen. Specifically, this virus weakens your immune system by attacking the T-cells in your body. This makes it harder for you to fight off illnesses. In its final stages, even a common cold can be challenging to beat.
According to the CDC*, over a million people in the United States are living with HIV. To make matters worse, 51% of people aged 13-24 with HIV didn’t know their status. When left untreated, HIV can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Since there is no cure for HIV, treatment is the key to an HIV-positive person being able to live as healthy a life as possible. Of course, the only way to start treatment is to test and receive a diagnosis.
Luckily, testing for HIV can be easy and affordable from home. But, how much does HIV testing cost with myLAB Box’s at-home test kits?
How Much Does HIV Testing Cost From Home?
With myLAB Box, the process of testing from home is easy, convenient and fast. Not having to sit in a waiting room, have awkward conversations with a doctor about your sex life, or pay a fortune for your results? That’s priceless! On top of that, myLAB Box offers several testing options that give you the freedom to take full control of your health.
An HIV Test screens for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This test costs $79.
Combination Test Kit Options
If you would like to be more thorough with your health check, you may want to test for other common infections while you’re at it. Luckily, myLAB Box makes it easy to do so. Several combination test kit options allow you to test for HIV along with multiple infections, all with a single kit. You can choose between these additional options:
This test kit screens for top STD risks in the United States: HIV (I & II), Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Trichomoniasis. The Safe Box costs: $189.
This most popular option is an 8-panel test kit that tests for HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, Herpes Simplex Type II (HSV-2), Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis. The Uber Box costs: $269.
For couples that want to test together, this option includes two Uber Box test kits. The kit tests two people for each of the following infections: HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, Herpes Simplex Type II (HSV-2), Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomoniasis. The Love Box costs: $499.
This comprehensive 14-panel STD test kit screens for HIV (I & II), Hepatitis C, Herpes Simplex Type II (HSV-2), Syphilis, Chlamydia (genital, throat, + rectal), Gonorrhea (genital, throat, rectal), Trichomoniasis, Mycoplasma genitalium. This test kit also includes the option to add a $30 HPV screening for women who are 30 years of age and older. The Total Box costs: $369-399.
As you can see, the HIV testing cost can be anywhere between $79-$499, depending on what infections you are screening for. To help make the screening process even more affordable, myLAB Box also accepts most FSA and HSA payment cards. Use these cards by entering your card information when checking out, just as they would with any other payment method. We believe that your HIV testing cost shouldn’t prevent you from getting tested. Therefore, we are dedicated to providing easy, affordable options. As we often like to say: don’t stress, just test!
Reviewed by Luis Ferdinand M. Papa, MD, MHA