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STI Test Comprehensive

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Get the most comprehensive overview of your sexual health yet without visiting a doctor or clinic. Test for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from home and get laboratory-certified results using Homed-IQ’s STI Test Comprehensive. This test checks for the 8 most common STIs and provides a downloadable, laboratory-certified test result.

The test is delivered in discreet packaging and includes everything you need to take your sample from the comfort of your home. Simply mail the sample to the laboratory and your results will be available within days.

Test mode: Blood test for STIs infecting the blood (HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, HSV 1 & 2)

And your choice of:

  • Urine test for infections of the penis
  • Swab test for infections of the vagina
  • Swab test for infections of the throat* or anus*

*Please note: trichomoniasis cannot infect the throat or anal area, and therefore will not be detected if these areas are tested. 

Window Period: The window period is the time between when you were infected with an STI and when it is detectable with a test. Every STI has its own window period. If you test for an STI before the window period has passed, you may test negative even if you are infected. See below for more information about the specific window period per STI and determine when you can reliably administer this test.

What do we test for?

Chlamydia Gonorrhea Hepatitis B Herpes Simplex Virus I & II (HSV 1 & 2) HIV Syphilis Trichomoniasis
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  • Easy to use from home
  • Professional analysis in a medically certified laboratory
  • Most affordable home test provider
  • Completely anonymous
Results
About the test
Symptoms for Men
Symptoms for Women
STI Information

Results

What does the result of this test mean?

Anyone who orders a test from us will receive detailed laboratory results.

A negative test result means that you do not have chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis B, or Herpes I & II, and that no treatment is required.
A positive test result means that chlamydia, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis B, or Herpes I or II has been found and that treatment is needed. For your own health and to prevent the spread of STIs, it is important that you receive treatment if you test positive.
In the case of a positive test result, you can take the test results to your own doctor for treatment. You should also warn all your sexual partners to further prevent the spread of STIs. They can then have themselves tested and, if necessary, be treated.

How soon will I receive my test results?

You will receive your test result quickly- often between one and three working days after your sample has arrived at the laboratory.

How are my results shared?

We understand that test results can be confusing. That’s why at Homed-IQ, we make it easy for you to interpret your results and understand what’s going on with your health.

In your personal online dashboard, you can view your test results and access clear and simple explanations about the markers that were tested. All test results are verified by a Homed-IQ’s medical team before being sent to you.

The results of the STI Test Comprehensive are indicated with a negative or positive result per marker tested.

About the test

What is the STI Test Comprehensive?

The STI Test Comprehensive is Homed-IQ’s most in-depth home sexual health test, checking for the presence of the most 8 common STIs: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Trichomoniasis, Syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis B, and Herpes I & II. This test consists of a urine and blood test for infections of the penis and a swab and blood test for infections of the throat, anus, or vagina.

How does the STI Test Comprehensive work?

When ordering your test, please choose a swab or urine test based on which location you would like to test for infection. You will receive detailed instructions with your test so that you can easily take your sample from home. After your sample is collected, mail the test kit to our certified laboratory with the enclosed prepaid shipping materials. You will receive the test results within a few days.

What is the window period of each STI?

The window period is the time between when you were infected with an STI and when it is detectable with a test. Every STI has its own window period. If you test for an STI before the window period has passed, you may test negative even if you are infected. See below for more information about the specific window period per STI and determine when you can reliably administer this test.

  • Chlamydia: 1 – 3 weeks, usually after 14 days
  • Gonorrhoea: After 14 days
  • Trichomoniasis: 1 – 4 weeks, usually after 21 days
  • Syphilis: 10 – 90 days, usually after 28 days
  • HIV: 4 weeks – 12 weeks
  • Hepatitis B: 60-180 days
  • Herpes I & II: 3 weeks – 3 months

Symptoms for Men

Below you will find a list of the most common STI symptoms in men:

Chlamydia

  • (Burning) pain during urination
  • Fever (occasionally)
  • Discharge from penis
  • Pain or swelling in testicles
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

Gonorrhoea

  • Pain or swelling in the testicles
  • Discharge from the penis
  • (Burning) pain during urination
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis usually has no symptoms, but if it does it is most often one of the following:

  • Discharge from the penis
  • Redness and/or itching and irritation in or around the penis
  • Painful urination

Syphilis

  • Skin ulcers
  • Fever
  • Swollen glands
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Issues with vision
  • Hair loss

HIV

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Night sweats
  • Swollen lymph nodes (mainly in the neck)

Hepatitis B

  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Nausea and vomiting

Herpes I & II

  • Small red bumps or blisters around the genital area or mouth
  • Swelling in the groin, neck, or under the arms
  • Tingling sensation in the genital area or mouth
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble urinating

Symptoms for Women

Below you will find a list of the most common STI symptoms in women:

Chlamydia

  • Painful urination
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Increased vaginal discharge
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Intermenstrual bleeding

Gonorrhoea

  • Painful urination
  • Vaginal discharge (green/yellow)
  • Pain in abdominal area
  • Pain during intercourse

Trichomoniasis

  • Vaginal discharge (green/yellow)
  • Redness and/or itching around or inside the vagina
  • Painful urination

Syphilis

  • Sores in and around the mouth, vagina and elsewhere on the skin
  • Fever
  • Swollen glands
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Issues with vision
  • Night sweats
  • Hair loss

HIV

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Night sweats
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen lymph nodes (mainly in the neck)

Hepatitis B

  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Nausea and vomiting

Herpes I & II

  • Painful red sores or blisters in or around the mouth or genital area
  • Swollen glands
  • Change in vaginal discharge
  • Itching, tingling, or burning sensation in the genital area or mouth
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Pelvic pain or pressure

STI Information

Background information

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. The bacteria can cause infection of the urethra, cervix, rectum or throat. The infection can spread to the epididymis in men and to the uterus or fallopian tubes in women. Left untreated, this increases the risk of infertility and ectopic pregnancy. If a woman has chlamydia during pregnancy, she can also infect her baby during delivery without proper management. This can lead to an eye and respiratory tract infection in the baby. Chlamydia is a very common STI and is usually treatable with antibiotics.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This STI is very contagious. In most cases, infected individuals don’t have any signs or symptoms. Gonorrhoea, if not treated, can also cause further health issues, just like chlamydia. Untreated gonorrhoea can cause pelvic inflammation, infertility, or ectopic pregnancy in women, as well as inflammation of the epididymis or prostate in men. Rarely, gonorrhoea can enter the bloodstream and cause infections in other parts of the body. This can lead to inflammation of the joints, septicemia, or meningitis. Pregnant women with untreated gonorrhoea may develop problems during pregnancy, such as inflammation inside the womb or premature birth of the baby. They can also infect their baby during delivery without proper management. This can lead to eye inflammation and blindness in the baby. Gonorrhoea is treatable with antibiotics.

Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the parasite Trichomonas vaginalis. Although symptoms vary, most people experience no complaints and do not know they are infected. Trichomoniasis can cause inflammation of the vagina, cervix, and urethra, and make you more susceptible to other STIs. In pregnant women, trichomoniasis infections are associated with premature birth and low birth weight. Trichomoniasis is treatable with antibiotics. To prevent reinfection, all sex partners should be treated at the same time.

Syphilis

Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is spread by sexual contact, and is caused by the bacteria Treponema Pallidum. Syphilis can be transmitted through sexual intercourse or oral sex, and infect the penis, vagina, anus, or throat areas. Syphilis often does not cause any symptoms, although in the initial stage of infection it may cause a lesion (chancre) at the location where the syphilis entered the body. The bacteria infects the mucous membranes of the penis, vagina, anus, or mouth, and can cause inflammation and a body rash. If left untreated for long periods of time, syphilis can cause serious inflammation and eventually organ damage. Syphilis can be detected with a blood test. It is also easily treated with antibiotics if detected in a timely manner.

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that affects the body’s immune system. The virus is present in blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and breast milk, and can be contracted if these fluids enter your bloodstream. HIV is most commonly transmitted through anal or vaginal sex or sharing needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment. You may not notice many symptoms of HIV initially, and may be infected for years before you experience any noticeable symptoms. However, over time your body’s immune system will decline, making you susceptible to many types of illnesses. This can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a chronic and life threatening condition if left untreated. HIV can be detected with a blood test. While HIV cannot be cured, AIDS can be prevented with proper detection and treatment. Timely and intensive treatment with various medicines can make the blood “virus-free”, so that someone is no longer contagious and has a normal life expectancy.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a liver infection that is caused by the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B is present in body fluids (blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or breast milk) and is spread when body fluids infected with the virus enters the body of someone who is not infected. This can occur through childbirth, sexual contact, or contact with used needles. Not all people who are infected with Hepatitis B have symptoms, and many will clear the infection on their own. For others, Hepatitis B can become a chronic infection that can lead to serious or life-threatening health issues if left untreated, such as cirrhosis or liver cancer. Hepatitis B is vaccine preventable and the best way to prevent infection is to get vaccinated. Chronic Hepatitis B is not curable but can be managed with antiviral medications. People who have chronic hepatitis B can live long and healthy lives with proper treatment, and not be at risk of transmitting the virus to others.

Herpes

The herpes simplex virus is spread through skin-to-skin contact with infected areas and it categorised into two types: HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 is primarily transmitted by oral contact and can cause oral herpes, more commonly known as cold sores. HSV-1 can also cause genital herpes from oral to genital contact. HSV-1 is very common- an estimated 3.7 billion people under age 50 (67%) have HSV-1 globally. HSV-2 is a sexually transmitted infection that almost exclusively causes genital herpes through genital to genital contact. An estimated 491 million people aged 15-49 (13%) have HSV-2 globally. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections can be asymptomatic and many people don’t know that they have it. When present, an initial outbreak of symptoms can occur 2 to 12 days after exposure to the virus. The first outbreak is more severe than future recurrences, and with time the frequency of outbreaks may decrease. Sores from HSV occur where the infection enters your body. You can spread the infection by touching a sore and then rubbing or scratching another area of your body. While HSV is not curable, it can be managed with antiviral medication to relieve initial outbreaks and prevent future flare-ups.

How does it work?

Order your test
After you have placed the order, your test kit will be delivered within a few days in discreet packaging.
Activate and take your sample
After the online activation of the test kit, you can collect the test sample and return it to the lab for analysis.
Receive your test result
A certified laboratory will analyze your test and share it with our medical team, after which you receive the results in your account.

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Frequently asked questions

Why do I need to activate my test kit?

Homed-IQ test kits do not have customer names or information on them for privacy reasons. This means in order to link your test to your account, you must activate the test using the unique 12-digit test code before mailing it to the lab. The laboratory cannot process your test results or send them to you unless your test is activated.

How do I get treated if I test positive for these infections?

Your test results come with an explanation of the results as well as a downloadable laboratory report. This report can be taken to a GP to receive a prescription for treatment.

For individuals in the Netherlands who have tested positive for chlamydia, our medical team can provide prescriptions for treatment if a visit to the doctor is not possible. In that case, our doctor will ask you by email to complete a questionnaire so that they can then send you a prescription to a pharmacy in your area. For treating other STIs, please contact a doctor.

Why should I choose a laboratory STI test and not a rapid test?

Homed-IQ’s STI tests offer the same laboratory-certified results you would receive if you had an STI test done through your GP or a sexual health clinic. Homed-IQ works with the same labs that provide tests for clinics, and strives to provide your results quickly and confidentially. STI rapid tests that are available at e.g. the drugstore are often not reliable and may result in a false negative or false positive result.

Is this STI home test an alternative to a doctor’s examination?

Yes, this test is an easy, fast and non-invasive way to check yourself for one of the five most common STIs. If a doctor suspects an STI, he or she will perform exactly the same test as the test that you can order via Homed-IQ. If you test negative for STIs and continue to experience complaints, see a doctor.

Will my health insurer reimburse this test?

No, at the moment we do not have any agreements with health insurers.

Has this STI test been reviewed by doctors?

All Homed-IQ self-sampling tests are scientifically certified for home use. This means they have been tested to see if the results of samples taken at home are as accurate as samples taken in a lab or doctor’s office. It is not allowed to sell unvalidated medical tests. Furthermore, our medical team reviews all results and is available to answer any questions from our customers.

Do I have to go to the doctor for this STI test?

No, you can order this STI home test from home, the test is delivered in discreet packaging. You can then take the test in your own time and completely anonymously from home. You then send the test to our certified laboratory and you will receive your results in your personal portal within one to three working days. As soon as your result is ready, you will receive an email and a text message from us.

What are the advantages of this test?

The biggest advantage of this test is that you can easily take the test yourself at home. Using a self-test, you do not have to visit your GP or a clinic and still can obtain laboratory-certified, fast test results. With Homed-IQ, you may test yourself completely anonymously and perform the test at a time that suits you best.

How accurate is this STI test?

Our self-sampling tests are completely approved for home use. The tests have been validated by our lab to see if the results from samples taken at home are as accurate as samples taken in a doctor’s office or clinic. It is only legal to sell validated medical tests.

Each Homed-IQ test is processed in a laboratory that is ISO15189 certified, which enables us to guarantee the reliability of all our tests.

Is this test really anonymous?

All Homed-IQ tests are entirely anonymous and do not require any direct contact with your GP.

What are the most common STIs?

Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, and Trichomoniasis are some of the most common STIs worldwide. That is why it is very important that STIs are regularly tested for, so that further spread is limited.

How often should I be tested for STIs?

If you have many or often changing sexual partners, or if you meet certain risk factors for HIV and/or other STIs, we advise you to get tested every six months. For example, because you are a sex worker. Additionally, you should consider getting tested if you’ve had or are considering having unprotected sex with a new partner (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2021).

Who is this home STI test not suitable for?

The STI test is not suitable for people under the age of 18. It is also better not to take this test during the incubation period for STIs, unless you have symptoms. During the incubation period, STIs are not always detectable with a test (see: “What is the incubation period of each STI?”). If you have symptoms, you can test before the incubation period has ended. However, if you then get a negative result, we recommend that you repeat the test after the incubation period has passed, because it is possible that the STI can only be detected later.

How can I avoid getting an STI?

While opinions vary, routine physical exams are generally recommended once a year if you’re over the age of 50, and once every 3 years if you’re younger than 50 and in good health. If you have a chronic disease or other ongoing health issues, you should see your doctor more often, no matter how old you are.

Early detection and treatment of potential illnesses will help you maintain a healthy mind, body and quality of life.

Who is most at risk of getting an STI?

Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for sexually transmitted infections. If you are sexually active, it is important to use protection and get screened regularly. This is especially important if you have more than one sexual partner.